LEE CHEE LEONG
Started his research career in the think tank sector, Dr. Lee Chee Leong is attracted to the rise of non-traditional diplomacy in the East Asian region. Such appeal has taken Dr. Lee to undertake his doctoral research on the Chinese sub-state diplomacy within the framework of China-ASEAN economic cooperation, focusing on the single case-study of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Following his doctoral completion in Monash University, Dr. Lee’s research on non-traditional diplomacy has expanded into Taiwan’s quasi-state engagements in Southeast Asia, concentrating mainly on the island’s soft power diffusion and accumulation in the region. To date, Dr. Lee was the recipient of several scholarships and fellowships in Malaysia and overseas: University of Malaya’s Graduate Fellowship (2010-2011); Monash University’s Merit Scholarship (2016-2019); Chinese Government Scholarship (2018-2019); and Taiwan Fellowship (2020). Prior to his appointment as Senior Lecturer at the Institute of China Studies (ICS), he was the Visiting Scholar at Guangxi University for Nationalities (GXUN) (2018-2019), Taiwan Fellow at National Chengchi University (NCCU) (2020) and Associate Fellow at ICS UM (2016-2019).