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Chun-Yi Lee

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr. Chun-Yi Lee is Associate Professor at school of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. She is also the director of Taiwan Studies Program at Nottingham. Chun-Yi's first book was published by Routledge in 2011: Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset. The book is under Leiden Series in Modern East Asia History and Politics. Chun-Yi applied from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) with Prof. Andreas Bieler on the project, 'Globalisation, national transformation and workers' rights: An analysis of Chinese labour within the global economy' in 2010. This project successfully received the funding from the ESRC and started to operate from October 2011 till September 2014. In viewing the Chinese labour facing the challenge of industrial upgrading, Chun-yi applied a research project funded by Chiang-Ching-kuo (CCK) Foundation in Taiwan in relation to 'Chinese Investment in Taiwan: Challenge or Opportunity for Taiwan's Industrial Development'. This project has finished in December 2016. Currently, Chun-yi is working on a public policy research project, to compare Taiwan and UK government's strategies to counter Covid-19. Meanwhile Chun-yi is working her second monograph on the topic of 'China's New Normal: The Impact of China's Rise on the Global Political Economy'.

Expertise Summary

Prior to join in SPIR, Chun-Yi was an Assistant Professor at school of Contemporary Chinese Studies (SCCS) at University of Nottingham from June 2013 to July 2016. Chun-yi was a ESRC research fellow from September 2011 to June 2013,post-doc researcher at Institute of East Asia Studies, University of Duisburg, Germany from 2010 September to 2011 October; a writing-up grant scholar at Modern East Asia Research Center (MEARC), Leiden University, the Netherlands from 2009 September to 2010 September. Her book, Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset was published by Routledge in 2011.

Teaching Summary

Currently Chun-Yi teaches three modules at the SPIR, Level 3 China in the Global Politics and Level 1 Understanding of Global Politics. Chun-Yi welcomes PhD students who are interested in China's… read more

Research Summary

Chun-Yi's current research interest aims to investigate the influence of different foreign investors on Chinese workers and labour rights. Using interviews, participant observation and cases studies,… read more

Selected Publications

Currently Chun-Yi teaches three modules at the SPIR, Level 3 China in the Global Politics and Level 1 Understanding of Global Politics. Chun-Yi welcomes PhD students who are interested in China's developmental strategy, labour politics, industrial relations and cross-Strait political economy to work with her.

Current Research

Chun-Yi's current research interest aims to investigate the influence of different foreign investors on Chinese workers and labour rights. Using interviews, participant observation and cases studies, this current research project aims to examine the emergence of civil society in this dynamic interaction among the state, foreign capital, and labour in China. In October 2011, she started to work with Prof. Andreas Bieler on an ESRC research project: 'Globalisation, national transformation and workers' rights: An analysis of Chinese labour within the global economy'. This project will be finished in September 2014.

Past Research

Chun-Yi's PhD research addresses the changing pattern of interaction between Taiwanese businessmen and the Chinese government. This research mainly asserts that although central and local governments fulfill different roles in attracting Taiwanese businesses; their interests are complementary, and these complementary interests influenced the Chinese government's interaction with Taiwanese businesses.The Interaction between Taiwanese businessmen and Chinese local officials from 1987 to 2010.

Future Research

In the future, Chun-Yi is looking forward to conduct more researches about cross-Strait government/business relationship, and also, the role of Chinese labour not only in the state-society relationship in China, but also, what is Chinese labour's production on the map of global production chain.

  • XI LI and CHUN-YI LEE, 2021. Uneven but not Combined Development: Rural Industrialization on the East Coast of China Third World Quarterly.
  • LIN, LIYHUN and CHUN-YI LEE, 2021. Does Press Freedom Come with Responsibility? Media for and against Populism in Taiwan Taiwan Journal of Democracy. 17(1), 119-140
  • MICHAEL REILLY and CHUN-YI LEE, eds., 2021. A New Beginning or More of the Same?: The European Union and East Asia After Brexit Palgrave.
  • KNOERICH, JAN and CHUN-YI LEE, 2021. Why has Taiwan not attracted much investment from mainland? Three explanation. In: THORNTON, MARIAH, and ROBERT ASH, eds., Taiwan’s Economic and Diplomatic Challenges and Opportunities Routledge.
  • CHUN-YI LEE, 2021. Review and look ahead: Taiwan’s New Southbound policy in the case of Vietnam. In: THORNTON, MARIAH and ROBERT ASH, eds., Taiwan’s Economic and Diplomatic Challenges and Opportunities
  • MOMESSO, LARA and CHUN-YI LEE, 2019. Nation, Migration, Identity: Learning from the Cross-Strait Context International Migration. 57(4), 218-234
  • SULLIVAN, J. and LEE, C. Y., eds., 2018. A New Era in Democratic Taiwan:: Trajectories and Turning Points in Politics and Cross-Strait Relations. Routledge.
  • LEE, C. Y., 2018. The China–Taiwan Relationship Before and After 19th Congress. In: KERRY BROWN, ed., China’s 19th Party Congress: Start of a New Era
  • LIHYUN LIN AND CHUN-YI LEE, 2017. When Business Meet Politics China Perspective. 37-47
  • LEE, C.Y., 2017. Chinese Investment in Taiwan: A Challenge or an Opporunity for Taiwan? Journal of Contemporary Chinese Affairs. 2017(1), 37-61
  • LARA MOMESSO, CHUN-YI LEE, 2017. Transnational mobility, strong states and contested sovereignty: Learning from the China–Taiwan context Asia and Pacific Migration Journal. 26(4), 459-479
  • LEE, C. Y., 2016. Taiwan and China in a Global Value Chain: The Case of the Electronic Industry. In: Taiwan's Impact on China Palgrave.
  • LEE, C. Y., 2016. Chinese Investment in Taiwan: Challenge or Opportunity for Taiwan’s Hi-technology Industrial Development? Journal of Contemporary Chinese Affairs.
  • LEE, C. Y., 2015. Growing or Perishing? The Development of Labour NGOs. In: Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in the PR China Palgrave and Macmillan. 125-150
  • LEE, C. Y., 2014. 'Learning from Taiwan’s Lesson? The Comparison of Changes and Continuity of Labour Policies in Taiwan and China’ Journal of Current Chinese Affair: (China aktuell). 3, 45-71
  • LEE, C. Y., 2014. From being privileged to being localized? Taiwanese businessmen in China. In: Migration to and from Taiwan Strait London: Routledge. 57-72
  • LEE, C. Y., 2013. A New Era for Studies in cross-Strait Relation: Introduction China Information: Special Issue on Changing cross-Strait Relationship China Information. 27(1), 3-9
  • LEE, C.Y., 2013. Social Dimensions of Changing cross-Strait Relationship. In: HU, RICHARD, WX, ed., New Dynamics in Cross-Taiwan Straits Relations: How Far Can the Rapprochement Go? Routledge. 190-203
  • LEE, C., 2011. Taiwanese business or Chinese security asset: a changing pattern of interaction between Taiwanese business and Chinese governments Routledge.
  • LEE, C.Y., 2011. The Political Views of Taiwanese Businessmen in China: Blue, Green or Red?. In: CLARK, CAL, ed., The Changing Dynamics of Relations among China, Taiwan and the United States Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • LEE, C.Y., 2010. Between dependency and autonomy: Taiwanese entrepreneours and local Chinese governments Journal of Current Chinese Affair: China aktuell. 39(1), 37-71
  • LEE, C.Y., 2008. When private capital becomes a security asset: challenging conventional government/business interaction East Asian: An International Quarterly. 25(2), 145-165
  • LEE, C.Y., 2008. Special Government/Business Relationship: The Case of Taiwanese Businessmen Association in China Chinese Economics and Foreign Trade Studies. 1(2), 244-256
  • LEE, C.Y., 2007. An Empirical Analysis of the Cross-Strait Relationship: Chinese Governments’ Commitments to Taiwanese Entrepreneurs Asian and African Studies. XI(3), 161-177
  • LEE, C.Y., 2006. The Changing Pattern and Evolution of the Relationship Between Taiwanese Business and Chinese Local Government: 1987 - 2004 The American Journal of Chinese Studies. 13(2), 149-167

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