Steven Hugh Lee
Thematic Research Areas
Regional Research Areas
- On leave in 2019-2020
- Associate Editor, Journal of American-East Asian Relations
I am currently working on two book projects. One is a political and social history of warfare in modern East Asia (Cambridge), and the second is a survey of twentieth century global history (Blackwell).
- Cold War International History
- Canada-US Relations; Canada and the World; the US and the two Koreas
- Empire and Warfare
- Peace Movements
Outposts of Empire: Korea, Vietnam and the Origins of the Cold War in Asia, 1949-1954. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1995.
The Korean War. London: Longman, 2001.
La Guerra di Corea (Italian translation of The Korean War). Bologna: Il Mulino, 2003.
Steven Lee and Chang Yunshik, editors. Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea. London: Routledge, 2006.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“Cold War Endings: The Canadian Peace Congress and the Transnational Peace Movement, 1977-91”, in Undiplomatic History: The New Study of Canada and the World, eds. Asa McKercher and Philip Van Huizen (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019), 277-314.
“Warfare and the Re-making of Korea in the 1950s”, Journal of American East Asian Relations, special issue edited by Janice Kim and Steven Lee, 24, nos. 2-3 (summer, 2017): 93-102.
“Korea Multiple Book Essay”, Journal of Asian Studies, 76, no. 1 (February 2017): 233-39.
“The Japanese Empire At War, 1931-1945”, in The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II, ed. Richard Overy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 35-74.
“The Korean War in History and Historiography”, Journal of American East Asian Relations, 2014, 21, no. 2 (June 2014): 186-206.
“The Korean Armistice and the End of Peace: The US-UN Coalition and the Dynamics of War-Making in Korea, 1953–76”, Journal of Korean Studies, 18, no. 2 (fall 2013): 183-224.
“Military Occupation and Empire-Building in Cold War Asia: The United States and Korea, 1945-1955”, in The Cold War in East Asia, ed. T. Hasegawa (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011), 98-121.
“The United States, the United Nations, and the Second Occupation of Korea, 1950-1951,” The Asia-Pacific Journal: Vol 8 Issue 50 No 3 – December 13, 2010.
“Development without democracy: The political economy of US–South Korea relations, 1958–1961”, in Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea, eds. Chang Yunshik and Steven Lee (London: Routledge, 2006), 155-85.
“The Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Canada and Korea, 1961-1963”, Acta Koreana, 8, no. 1 (July 2005): 5-16.
“The United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency in War and Peace: An Economic and Social History of Korea in the 1950s”, in Korea and the Korean War, eds. Chae Jin Lee and Lew Young Ick (Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2002), 357-96.
“Negotiating the Cold War: The United States and the Two Koreas”, The Journal of American – East Asian Relations, 9, nos. 1-2, (January 2000): 85-105.
“The American Empire and the Cold War in Asia”, in Revisionism and Modern Korean History, ed. Lew Young Ick (Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 1998), 299-345.
“The Canadian-Asian Experience: An Introductory Synthesis”, The Journal of American-East Asian Relations, 4, no. 3 (January 1995): 193-222.
- Killam Teaching Prize, 1998