Ching Kwan LEE

Designation:Chair

Institution:University of California at Los Angeles

Email:cklee@soc.ucla.edu


Ching Kwan LEE (PhD, University of California at Berkeley) is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests focus on labor, political sociology, development, global south, comparative ethnography, Hong Kong and China. Her award-winning monographs include: Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women (University of California Press, 1998), Against the Law: Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt (University of California Press, 2007), and The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor and Foreign Investment in Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Previously, she had taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Tsinghua University (as visiting professor). She has served on the editorial board of leading academic journals in sociology and China Studies, including the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and China Quarterly, as well as review panels of the University Grants Committee and Research Grants Council in Hong Kong. She has been awarded fellowships by the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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