Joseph Lee


School/College: Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Department(s): History- NYC
Primary Location: 41 Park Row History Department

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Professor of History, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute, and Co-Director of the B.A. major in Global Asia


PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK, 2000


MA, SOAS, University of London, UK, 1994


BA, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, 1993


Scheduled Courses

Spring 2019:
  • HIS 239: Wars in the Asia-Pacific

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  • GLA 217: Emperors, Eunuchs & Rebels
  • HIS 131: Asian World: Historical Survey
  • HIS 217: Modern East Asia in Film
  • HIS 218: Nonvlnt Actvsm in Mdrn Asia
  • HIS 239: Wars in the Asia-Pacific
  • HIS 241: Modern China
  • HIS 296: Christianity in China - 1500
  • HIS 296: His of non-Vio Activsm in Asia
  • HIS 296: Tpc: Modern East Asia in Film
  • HIS 297: Topic:Wars in the Asia-Pacific
  • HIS 340: Chinese Cultural Tradition
  • HIS 395: Independent Study in History
  • HISA 131: Asian World: Historical Survey
  • INT 290: Cnfcnsm, Cptlsm, Fin in China
  • INT 297: Globalization of Asian Cinemas
  • Research Interests

    Intersection of Faith and Politics in China, and US-China Relations

    Awards and Honors

    • The 11th International Conference on Chaozhou Studies, August 17, 2015 - The Best Paper Award

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Lee, J. (2014, September 1). In Search of Popular Christianity: A Study of Mainland Chinese Audience Responses to Christian Gospel Broadcasts, 1959–2004 (Project No.453113). Research Grants Council, Hong Kong Government , Other , $45,641.00 . Funded,


    Lee, J. & Laamann, L. P. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). The Church as Safe Haven: Christian Governance in China. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill. , pages 330.

    Lee, J. (2018, November). Guest Editorial: Interdisciplinary Studies on Chaozhou Society and History. Social Transformations in Chinese Societies . Vol 14 (Issue 2) , pages 42-44.


    Lee, J. & Kolluri, S. K. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Representing Crisis and Crisis of Representation: Screening Postcolonial Hong Kong in Ten Years (2015). Cine-East: Journal of East Asian Cinemas . Vol 1 (Issue 1) , pages 31-44.


    LEE, J. T. (2018, May). Christianizing South China: Mission, Development, and Identity in Modern Chaoshan. New York, US: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Lee, J. & Chow, C. C. (2017, December). Context and Horizon: Visualizing Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters in Chaoshan. Beijing, China: Sanlian Publishing.

    Lee, J. (2017, December 7). Despair and Hope: Cinematic Identity in Hong Kong of the 2000s. Social Transformations in Chinese Societies. Vol 13 (Issue 2) , pages 173-188.


    Lee, J. (2017, December 1). Faith and Defiance: Christian Prisoners in Maoist China. Review of Religion and Chinese Society. Vol 4 (Issue 2) , pages 167-192.


    Smith, R. G. & LEE, J. (2017, November). A Bird Without Wings: A Conversational Approach Toward Heritage Preservation Among Tibetan New Yorkers. Social Transformations in Chinese Societies. Vol 13 (Issue 1) , pages 91-103.


    Lee, J., Antony, R. J. & , . (2016, December 31). Chinese Secret Societies and Popular Movements Revisited: An Introduction. Frontiers of History in China. Vol 11 (Issue 4) , pages 503–509.


    Lee, J. T. & Kolluri, S. K. (2016, December). Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinemas. New York, NY, USA: Palgrave-Macmillan.


    Lee, J. (2015, March). China and India: Globalization with Different Paths. Social and Cultural Research Occasional Paper . Vol 16


    Lee, J. (2014, September). Faith and Charity: The Christian Disaster Management in South China. Review of Culture. Vol 45 , pages 127–138.


    Lee, J. (2014, September). Reflections on Literature: East and West. Social and Cultural Research Occasional Papers. Vol 15 , pages 43.

    Lee, J. (2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2). The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860–1900. New York, US: Routledge. (Issue Paperback) , pages 246.

    Lee, J. (2014, May). Not So Peaceful: China's Rise and Geopolitics in Asia. Benny Cheng-Guan Teh (Eds.), GLOALIZATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND SECURITY IN ASIA, VOL.1. , Singapore: World Scientific. , pages 13-32.