Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee

Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
History- NYC
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

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

In Search of Popular Christianity: A Study of Mainland Chinese Audience Responses to Christian Gospel Broadcasts, 1959–2004 (Project No.453113)
September 2014 - December 2016. Research Grants Council, Hong Kong Government, Other, $45,641.00. Funded.

Christianity and Community Empowerment in South China, 1900-1930
2013 - 2015. Center for Christian Studies, Shantou University, China, Other, $14,800.00. Funded.

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
(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
(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
(2018, May). Christianizing South China: Mission, Development, and Identity in Modern Chaoshan.New York , US : Palgrave Macmillan. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-72266-5

Context and Horizon: Visualizing Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters in Chaoshan
(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
(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
(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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A Bird Without Wings: A Conversational Approach Toward Heritage Preservation Among Tibetan New Yorkers
(2017, November). Social Transformations in Chinese Societies. Vol 13 (Issue 1) , pages 91-103. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/STICS-06-2016-0005
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Chinese Secret Societies and Popular Movements Revisited: An Introduction
(2016, December). Frontiers of History in China. Vol 11 (Issue 4) , pages 503–509.
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Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinemas
(2016, December). Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinemas.New York, NY , USA : Palgrave-Macmillan. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-349-94932-8
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China and India: Globalization with Different Paths
(2015, March). Social and Cultural Research Occasional Paper. Vol 16
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Faith and Charity: The Christian Disaster Management in South China
(2014, September). Review of Culture. Vol 45 , pages 127–138.
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The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860–1900
(2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860–1900.New York , US : Routledge. (Issue Paperback) , pages 246. https://www.routledge.com/The-Bible-and-the-Gun-Christianity-in-South-China-1860-1900/Lee/p/book/9781138008908

Not So Peaceful: China's Rise and Geopolitics in Asia
(2014, May). Benny Cheng-Guan Teh (Eds.), , Singapore:World Scientific. , pages 13-32.
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Church-State Accommodation in China's "Harmonious Society"
(2014, February). Anthony E. Clark (Eds.), Bethlehem, PA , US:Lehigh University Press. , pages 173-198.
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Entangled Web: The Wikileaks and US-China Rivalries over Taiwan
(2013, November). International Journal of China Studies. Vol 4 (Issue 3) , pages 285-300.
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Preaching (chuan), Worshipping (bai), and Believing (xin): Recasting the Conversionary Process in South China
(2013, June). Richard Fox Young and Jonathan A. Seitz (Eds.), Leiden , The Netherlands:E.J. Brill. , pages 81–108 .
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The Church as a Protector: Anti-Christian Cases and Resource Disputes in Post-Boxer Chaozhou
(2013, May). The Chinese Historical Review. Vol 20 (Issue 1) , pages 33–53.
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CHINA'S RISE TO POWER: CONCEPTIONS OF STATE GOVERNANCE
(2012). CHINA'S RISE TO POWER: CONCEPTIONS OF STATE GOVERNANCE.New York , US : Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 260 pp.. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9781137276742

MARGINALIZATION IN CHINA: RECASTING MINORITY POLITICS
(2009). MARGINALIZATION IN CHINA: RECASTING MINORITY POLITICS.New York , US : Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 276 pp.. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9780230622418

Presentations

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