Jason M. Kelly received his Ph.D. in history from Cornell University, where he studied modern Chinese history, East Asian international history and U.S. foreign relations. He holds an M.A. in history from Cornell University, an M.A. in international relations from Yale University and a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. He is currently writing a book that examines the commercial relationships that linked Mao's China to the capitalist world during the mid-twentieth century.