Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
History NY
History Department
41 Park Row


Faculty Bio

Professor of History and Executive Director of the Global Asia Institute

Awards and Honors

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


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

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

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

Courses Taught

Past Courses

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

Publications and Presentations


Globalizing the American Classroom with Hong Kong and Bollywood Cinemas
Lee, J. T. & Kolluri, S. K. (2020). Ching-Ching Lin and M. Cristina Zaccarini (Eds.), New York, NY , USA:Peter Lang. , pages 131–146.

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


In the Media

Dyson Professor Joseph Tse-Hei Lee writes a piece in Taipei Times about drastic events in China that highlight the emerging challenge of legitimacy and the prioritization of state security over the economy.

In the Media

Professor Joseph Tse-hei Lee writes in Taipei Times about the anticipated summit between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) and why Taiwan matters.

In the Media

Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, director of the Global Asia Institute at Pace University: The findings indicate a rich and lively religious life, both formal and informal, in today’s Chinese society. Even though Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism) remains a minority experience, its social and cultural influence is disproportionate to its small membership in the overall population. It is heartening to learn that at least before COVID, “the number of people with some connection to Christian faith is greater than zongjiao measures reveal.”