Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee

Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
History
NYC
History Department
41 Park Row

Biography

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

Education

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

MA, SOAS, University of London, UK, 1994
History

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

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

Publications

Globalizing the American Classroom with Hong Kong and Bollywood Cinemas
Lee, J. T. & Kolluri, S. K. (2020, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Ching-Ching Lin and M. Cristina Zaccarini (Eds.), New York, NY , USA:Peter Lang. , pages 131–146. https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/69985?format=HC
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The Church as Safe Haven: Christian Governance in China
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. https://brill.com/abstract/title/36449

Christianizing South China: Mission, Development, and Identity in Modern Chaoshan
LEE, J. T. (2018, May). Christianizing South China: Mission, Development, and Identity in Modern Chaoshan.New York , US : Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319722658

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

Despair and Hope: Cinematic Identity in Hong Kong of the 2000s
Lee, J. (2017, December). Social Transformations in Chinese Societies. Vol 13 (Issue 2) , pages 173-188. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/STICS-04-2017-0010
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Faith and Defiance: Christian Prisoners in Maoist China
Lee, J. (2017, December). Review of Religion and Chinese Society. Vol 4 (Issue 2) , pages 167-192. https://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/22143955-00402002
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China and India: Globalization with Different Paths
Lee, J. (2015, March). Social and Cultural Research Occasional Paper. Vol 16
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RELATED NEWS AND STORIES

In the Media

Joseph T. H. Lee, Professor of History at Pace University, commented that the book “coalesces granular, deeply researched ethnographic data into a fresh and expansive take on the unique patterns of Church-state engagement and the relationship between social memory and faith identity. This story is local and global, particular and general.”

In the Media

Editor's note: Fascinated by history, Professor Joseph T.H.Lee, originally born in Hong Kong and now residing in the United States, started his interest in the history of Christianity in China with his Christian family heritage. Exploring how collective violence influenced the mission in South China, the church history professor set off his intellectual journey to discover how Christianity took root in China and found its expression in a transnational context. Professor Joseph T. H. Lee: I am a professor of history and executive director of the Global Asia Institute at Pace University in New York City, US. I am originally from Hong Kong and earned my BA (Hons), MA and PhD from the University of ‎London. My research focuses on the lived experiences of Christian missionaries and faith communities in modern China, and the early development of Christian radio in the Chinese diaspora.

In the Media

Joseph Tse-Hei Lee is professor of history at Pace University in New York: History offers the best reference for crisis management in times of upheaval. This is particularly true for Christian churches in Hong Kong under China’s draconian security rule.