Our Faculty

Joseph Lee


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

History- NYC

  • @New York City
    41 Park Row History Department


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

Awards and Honors

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


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. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/STICS-04-2017-0010

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. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/22143955-00402002

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. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/STICS-06-2016-0005

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. http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781349949311

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

Lee, J. T. & Chow, C. C. (2015, February). Publishing Prophecy: A Century of Seventh-day Adventist Print in China. Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern China, 1800–2012. Boston, MA, US: Walter De Gruyter. , pages 50–90.

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. http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1014&context=global_asia_journal

Lee, J. (2014, August). Guanxi and Gospel: Mapping Christian networks in South China. David K. Yoo and Albert Park (Eds.), Encountering Modernity: Christianity in East Asia and Asian America. Honolulu, HI, US: University of Hawai'i Press. , pages 71–94.

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. http://www.routledge.com/The-Bible-and-the-Gun-Christianity-in-South-China-1860-1900/Lee/p/book/9781138008908

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.

Lee, J. (2014, February). Church-State Accommodation in China's "Harmonious Society". Anthony E. Clark (Eds.), A VOLUNTARY EXILE: CHINESE CHRISTIANITY AND CULTURAL CONFLUENCE SINCE 1552. Bethlehem, PA, US: Lehigh University Press. , pages 173-198.

Lee, J. (2013, December). Not Too Peaceful: Maritime Rifts and Governance Crises in China.. Indian Journal of Asian Affairs . Vol 26 (Issue 1-2) , pages 23–36. http://ijaaworld.com

Lee, J. & Huang, C. Y. (2013, November). Entangled Web: The Wikileaks and US-China Rivalries over Taiwan. International Journal of China Studies. Vol 4 (Issue 3) , pages 285-300.

Lee, J. (2013, June). Preaching (chuan), Worshipping (bai), and Believing (xin): Recasting the Conversionary Process in South China. Richard Fox Young and Jonathan A. Seitz (Eds.), ASIA IN THE MAKING OF CHRISTIANITY. Leiden, The Netherlands: E.J. Brill. , pages 81–108 .

Lee, J. (2013, May). The Church as a Protector: Anti-Christian Cases and Resource Disputes in Post-Boxer Chaozhou. The Chinese Historical Review. Vol 20 (Issue 1) , pages 33–53.


Lee, J. (2014, January 17). Understanding China Lecture Series. The Christian Century of South China: Recasting the Conversionary Process in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province. Ohio State University, Institute for Chinese Studies, Columbus, Ohio


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

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

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,

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