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Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham

Dr. Chun-Yi Lee is a lecturer at the school of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham.

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.

Prior to joining the ESRC project, Chun-Yi was a 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 200 September. Chun-Yi received her doctorate degree from the school of politics and international relations, University of Nottingham in July 2008.


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    Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham