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Edmund Leach (1910-1989) Educated as an engineer Worked in Shangai and fieldwork in Taiwan Studied under Bronislaw Malinowski

and Raymond Firth at the London School of Economics contribution to functional anthropology and political systems 1939-45 Army officer in Burma Moved to Cambridge in 1953 (and developed a career there) Published his major work ‘Political Systems of Highland Burma’ (1954) One of his well-known students is Fredrik Barth View an interview with Leach at: