The Taiwan Research Hub's resident fellows are academics who are affiliated with the University of Nottingham. Their research is on or relates to Taiwan. Non-resident fellows are the academics whose home institutions are not based in Nottingham but work closely with the the hub. Due to the hub's multidisciplinary nature, we welcome academics whose work is related to Taiwan to develop research projects with us, either within the University of Nottingham or beyond.


Director of Taiwan Research Hub

Chun-Yi Lee

Dr Chun-Yi Lee

Expertise keywords: Political economy, cross-Strait relations, digital democracy, semiconductor supply chain and geopolitics.


Dr Chun-Yi Lee is Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. She is also the Director of Taiwan Research Hub 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. 

In 2010, Chun-Yi received the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) standard grant with Prof Andreas Bieler on a three-year project, 'Globalisation, national transformation and workers' rights: An analysis of Chinese labour within the global economy'.

In 2014, Chun-yi received a two-year research grant from the Chiang-Ching-kuo (CCK) Foundation in Taiwan in relation to 'Chinese Investment in Taiwan: Challenge or Opportunity for Taiwan's Industrial Development'.

Chun-yi edited numerous books since 2018, most recently In 2023, along with Michael Reilly, Chun-yi edited a book: China, Taiwan, UK and the CPTPP: Global Partnership or Regional Stand-off? published by Palgrave. Currently, Chun-yi is working on her second single authored monograph on the topic of 'Sticky Decoupling: Geopolitics and Semiconductor supply chain'.

Most recent book

China, Taiwan, UK and the CPTPP: Global Partnership or Regional Stand-off? edited with Michael Reilly, published by Palgrave Macmillian. 


  1. In Memory of Professor Ian Inkster
  2. Taiwan Studies in Europe In 20 years: Looking forward to Another 20 years 

Policy Papers

  1. When Globalisation Meets Geopolitics in the Semiconductor Supply Chain