D.Phil. (Oxford, 1991)
Steven Lee completed his doctoral degree at the University of Oxord in 1991 and joined the UBC Department of History in 1993. He works on international relations, particularly the history of the Cold War and US-Korea relations. He published Outposts of Empire (McGill-Queens) in 1996, The Korean War (Longman) in 2001, and co-edited Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea (Routledge, 2006), with Chang Yunshik. He teaches courses on Twentieth Century Global History, Twentieth Century Korea, and the International Relations of the Great Powers. He is currently writing a book on twentieth century global history for Blackwell publishers.
Principal Publications:
Outposts of Empire: Korea, Vietnam, and the Origins of the Cold War in Asia, 1949–1954. (Montreal: McGill–Queen’s University Press, 1995), 295 pp.
The Korean War (London: Longman, 2001), 180 pp.
“The Canadian-Asian Experience: An Introductory Synthesis,” The Journal of American East Asian Relations (Fall 1995), pp. 193–222.
“A Special Relationship?: Canada, the United States and the Korean Armistice Negotiations, January–June 1953,” in John Hilliker and Mary Halloran, eds., Diplomatic Documents and Their Users: Proceedings of the Third Conference of Editors of Diplomatic Documents Ottawa, 11-13 May 1994. (Ottawa, 1995), 213–228.
“The American Empire and the Cold War in Asia,” in Lew Young Ick, editor, Revisionism and Modern Korean History. (Yonsei University Press, 1998), pp. 299-345.
“Negotiating the Cold War: The United States and the Two Koreas” in The Journal of American-East Asian Relations, (Winter 2000), pp. 1-21.
“The United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency in War and Peace: An Economic and Social History of Korea in the 1950s”, in Chae-Jin Lee and Young Ick Lew, editors, Korea and the Korean War. Seoul, Yonsei University Press, 2002, pp. 357-396.
“Chaebol”, “Division of Korea at the 38th Parallel”, “Nobusuke Kishi”, “Pak Hon Yong”,”Prisoners of War”, “The Korean War”, “The Moscow Conference” in The Encyclopedia of American-East Asian Relations, James Matray, editor. Westport Conn: Greenwood Press, 2002.
Associate Editor, Journal of American-East Asian Relations
Book review author, Asia section, International Journal
Current research:
I am currently working on two book projects. One is a co-edited volume with Yunshik Chang, UBC Department of Sociology, on Korea’s twentieth century modernization process. The second is a survey of twentieth century global history for Blackwell publishers.