Dr. Joyman Lee
Ph.D., Yale

Joyman Lee (Ph.D. Yale, 2013) is a historian of late imperial and modern China, with allied interests in business and technology history. His dissertation “Where Imperialism Could Not Reach: Chinese Industrial Policy and Japan, 1900-40″ looks at the influence of a set of Japanese institutions designed to provide overseas market and technological information to rural producers in Japan, on China in the first decades of the twentieth century. Since August 2013 Dr. Lee has been a visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Dr. Lee’s work has been recognized by Britain’s Kennedy Scholarship, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and the Japan Foundation. He has held affiliations at Peking University, the University of Tokyo, and the Academia Sinica. Dr. Lee has published an article in History Today (cited in the New York Times and the Atlantic) on the history of the Sino-Japanese island crisis, a number of book reviews in peer-reviewed journals, and op-eds on China’s relations with the countries of the global South and regional history in China.   In the 2013-14 academic year Dr. Lee is teaching the two-part East Asian history survey, and upper-level classes on modern China, the Asia-Pacific Rim and Chinese environmental and technology history.   

To contact Dr. Lee please use the following email leejoy@umsl.edu.