Chun-Yi Lee

EATS Board Member, 2017-2022

I finished my undergraduate degree in Journalism in Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan in 2000, then I worked at Institute of International Relations from 2000-2002 as a research assistant in Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) where I confirmed my future research interest in the field of Politics and International relations.

I graduated from school of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham in 2008. My PhD research was about the interaction of Taiwanese businessmen and local Chinese governments, Tianjing, Kunshan and Dongguan were my case study cities. After finished my PhD, I worked as a writing up scholar at Leiden University in 2009, where I completed my book Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset, published in 2011 by Routledge. From 2010-2011, I worked at University of Duisburg and Essen as a post-doc research fellow, I taught courses about China and East Asian studies.

From 2011-2014, I worked in the school of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham with Professor Andreas Bieler under the ESRC research grant: Globalisation, national transformation and workers’ rights: An analysis of Chinese labour within the global economy’. From this research project, I extended my research interest from government/business relationship to government/business/workers relationship in China and later on in Taiwan.

From 2014 June, I secured a tenure position as Assistant Professor at school of Contemporary Chinese studies and then from 2016 August I transferred into school of Politics and International Relations. I received the CCK foundation’s support to my current research project in July 2014: ‘Chinese Investment in Taiwan: Opportunities or Challenges to Taiwan’s Industrial Development?’ This project aims to investigate bilateral cross-Strait economic activities and also, its impact on both societies. The project has finished in 2016 December however I am still working on relevant issues.

In school of Politics and International Relations, I teach courses about China and East Asia economic regionalism, the international relations of China/Taiwan and the World, and also participated the teaching about Taiwan’s democratisation comparing to Hong Kong and China. I am also responsible for the Taiwan Studies Program(TSP) in Nottingham, The activities that we organise for the TSP in Nottingham including annual /conference/roundtable from multidisciplinary fields related to Taiwan. We also organise regular seminars/documentary events for staffs and students to understand more about Taiwan.

Dr Chun-Yi Lee, Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham.