- International Relations
James Lee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics focusing on international political economy, the political economy of national security, and the political economy of development. His dissertation argues that the economic miracles of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan were the legacy of the international politics of the Cold War. His regional specialization is in East Asia, with a particular focus on relations between Mainland China and Taiwan, Taiwanese politics, and U.S.-Taiwan relations. James has native speaker fluency in Mandarin Chinese as well as reading and writing ability in Classical Chinese.