About Jonathan Hx Lee



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Instructional Faculty, Special Programs


Asian-American StudiesCollege of Ethnic Studies


Downtown Campus (DTC)



At SF State Since:



Jonathan Lee specializes in Southeast Asian and Sino-Southeast Asian American studies at San Francisco State University. He received his PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2009. He is the Program Co-chair of the Asian American religious studies sections for the American Academy of Religion, Western Region (AAR/WR) conference. His work has been published in Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice; Nidan: International Journal for the Study of Hinduism; Chinese America: History and Perspectives; Empty Vessel: The Journal of the Daoist Arts; Asia Pacific Perspectives; JATI: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies; Journal of International Association of Buddhist Universities; Südostasien [Southeast Asia]; Amerasia Journal, and other journals and anthologies, both nationally and internationally. He is the editor of Cambodian American Experiences: Histories, Communities, Cultures, and Identities (2010); and co-editor with Kathleen M. Nadeau of the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife (2011) and Asian American Identities and Practices: Folkloric Expressions in Everyday Life (2014). He has published widely on Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Chinese-Southeast Asian, and Asian American histories, folklore, cultures, and religions.

李順化 博士 


PhD University of California at Santa Barbara, Religious Studies
MA Graduate Theological Union & Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA, Religious Studies
BA University of California at Riverside, Religious Studies
BA University of California at Riverside, Ethnic Studies
BS University of California at Riverside, Sociology

Research Interests

Chinese/Chinese American Religious Studies; Chinese/Chinese American folklore and folklife; Peace Studies; Cambodian American Studies; Southeast and Sino-Southeast Asian American Studies