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Curriculum Vitae

Julian Tyler Lee
Long Beach, CA (USA) ,
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Summary: Trilingual college lecturer in political science (comparative & IR), public administration, and EFL; global volunteer with extensive experience and research interests in E/SE-Asia, especially Greater China.


·2010-2015: University of California, Irvine. Master's degree in Political Science, Sept. 2015.

·2007-2009: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Master's degree in International Affairs, May 2009.

·1999-2003: Oberlin College, OH. Bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies, May 2003.

·Summer 2001: Middlebury College Language Schools, VT. Completed intermediate-level intensive Chinese program.


·English: Native ·Spanish: Advanced

·Mandarin Chinese: Near-fluent (listening & speaking better than reading & writing)

Work and Volunteer Experience:

·Fall 2015-PRESENT: Lecturer at Northeast Normal University 东北师范大学 (NENU), Changchun, Jilin, PRC. Facilitator for the following courses for public administration majors in the RUNIN joint-university program between NENU and Rutgers University-Newark, NJ: Public Service Organizations; Government Budgeting & Financial Management; Democratic Foundations of Public Service & Public Administration; Leadership for the Service Professions. Designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in international politics (Intro to IR, U.S. Foreign Policy), public administration, and EFL (listening & speaking, reading, writing) under contract with Dept. of Law & Politics Sept. 2015-Jan. 2017. Also served as a course facilitator for academic writing classes in the inaugural semester of RUNIN, Fall 2015. Supervisors (NENU): Prof. Yuan Wang (Dept. Chair), , (Rutgers/RUNIN): Prof. Yongwei Zhang (Executive Vice Dean), Contact information for Rutgers-Newark professors whose courses I facilitated are available on request.

·Winter 2011-Spring 2015: Teaching Assistant at Univ. of CA, Irvine. Entailed leading weekly discussion sections, grading essays and tests, substitute lecturing for professor for the following courses: Middle East Politics, East Asian Politics, International Political Economy of East Asia, Media Writing, Minorities and the 2012 Elections, International Studies Public Forum, Intelligence and International Politics, Introduction to International Relations (IR).

·Spring 2014: EFL instructor at Changzhi University 长治学院, Shanxi, PRC. Taught oral English classes to English majors.

·Summer 2009-2010: Member of NYC Civic Corps/Americorps VISTA inaugural program under NYC Mayor's Office. Placed with VNSNY Community Connections TimeBank. Duties included recruitment/training/coordinating volunteers, teaching ESL and computer classes (incl. computer classes in Spanish and Chinese), event staffing, office work.

·Fall 2007-Spring 2009: Tuition and stipend given as a graduate student research assistant in the political science department of Marquette University. In 2008-9 assisted Professor H. Richard Friman (, director of the Center for Transnational Justice ( In 2007-8 year assisted Professor Barrett McCormick (, interim director of Marquette’s Human Rights Initiative (, and Assistant Professor Jeffrey Drope ( Work consisted of researching 19th-20th c. Congressional Record immigration testimony; immigrant groups’ responses, such as decreased trust of police and increased crime, to local enforcement of immigration law; media reports on human trafficking in Jamaica, Greece, Turkey, and Japan; monitoring Chinese media for policies in Sudan/Darfur; data entry; other office and administrative tasks.

·Summer 2008: Burma Volunteer Program EFL instructor for three months. Created curriculum and taught a small group of Burmese minority refugees (from Chin and Arakan States) in Maesot, Thailand.

·Summer 2004-Fall 2006: Peace Corps volunteer at Zhangye Medical College 张掖医学专科学校 in Zhangye, Gansu, PRC. Responsibilities included EFL curriculum development and application. Taught nearly 1,000 students and teachers with mostly original lesson materials, including two self-published EFL textbooks and 90-minute audio dialog tapes for Chinese learners. Selected as a “language and culture facilitator (LCF)” to train 12th group of PCV’s in China for final three months of service in Chengdu, Sichuan. Worked with other LCF’s to coordinate and lead training events, compiled introductory book on China for new volunteers.

·Spring 2004: Americorps volunteer at Dr. Sun Yat Sen MS 131 in New York City. Responsibilities included tutoring students and generally aiding teachers of all subjects, especially Spanish and ESL for new Chinese immigrants.

Participation in Academic Conferences:

·Jan. 2015: USC, Korean Studies Institute, Graduate Student Conference. Presented research paper entitled "Chinese Innovations in Sovereignty: Neidi, Frontiers, and Borders"

·May 2013: University of CA, Irvine, Center for the Study of Democracy, Graduate Student Conference. Presented research paper entitled "A Different Chinese Democracy: Alternatives to Regime 'Misperception'"

·March 2013: UCLA, COMPASS Graduate Student Conference on Media & Politics. Presented research paper entitled "Presidential Candidate Viability & Partisan Online Media: Spectacle and Support in the 2012 Primaries' 'Pre-Distant' Phase"

All conference papers above are available on my personal website (rollover for abstract, click on title to load PDF).