Seung-joon Lee, 2019–2020

Revolutions at the Canteens: Labor, Energy, and the Politics of Eating in Industrial China

Luce East Asia Fellowship, 2019-20

Associate Professor of History, National University of Singapore

Seung-joon Lee

Seung-joon Lee is a historian and associate professor of history at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of Gourmets in the Land of Famine: the Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton (2011) and has published several more articles including “The Patriot’s Scientific Diet: Nutrition science and dietary reform campaigns in China, 1910s–1950s” (Modern Asian Studies 2015) and “Canteens and the Politics of Working-Class Diets in Industrial China, 1920–1937” (Modern Asian Studies 2019). His research focuses on the politics of labor, energy, and food in modern East Asia. He is currently working on a new book project, tentatively titled Revolutions at the Canteens: Labor, Energy, and the Politics of Eating in Industrial China.

Selected Publications

Gourmets in the Land of Famine

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