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Chin-Chuan Lee


  • China
  • Chinese journalism
  • Hong Kong
  • international mass communication
  • media and -isms
  • political communication
  • political economy of the media in comparative perspectives
  • social theories and media studies
  • theory and methodology


  • National Prisms of a Global Media Event. Lee, Chin, Mass Media and Society, edition III, 2000.
  • Banging the Democracy Drum: U.S. Media Coverage of Hong Kong Handover. Lee, Chin, Journal of Communication, vol. 52, no. 2.
  • On the Liberating Potential of Social Theories to China's Journalism. Lee, Chin, Journalism Studies, Nov. 2000.
  • The Paradox of Political Economy: Media Structure, Press Freedom, and Regime Change in Hong Kong. Lee, Chin, Power, Money, and Media (editor and contributor), 2000.
  • Global Media Spectacle: News war over Hong Kong. Lee, Chin, Chin-Chuan Lee, J. Chan, Z. Pan, C. So, State University of New York Press, 2002.
  • Chinese Media, Global Contexts. Lee, Chin, Routledge, 2003.

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Professor of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University, Hong Kong: 1994 - 1998
  • Founder, Chinese Communication Association
  • Visiting Professor, Academia Sinica: 1986 - 1987

Courses Taught

  • Jour 3008 - Mass Communication Processes and Structures
  • Jour 4501/4531 - Mass Communication and Public Opinion I & II
  • Jour 4731 - Honors: Problems in Communication
  • Jour 4801 - International Communication
  • Jour 8650 - Seminar: Mass Communication and Social Change
  • Jour 8801 - Seminar: Problems in International Communication Research
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