Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee teaches about diasporic literature and visual art in an increasingly migrating world population. She is a Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and public art curator, most recently at Para/Site Art Space Hong Kong, Ipreciation Galleries Singapore, and Vancouver Sculpture Biennal, Canada. She is the co-founder of "Fairytale Project," an online research archive investigating the lives and experiences of the 1001 Chinese participants in Ai Weiwei's project for Documenta (2007).

She has cultivated a lifelong interest in the identity and culture of Chinese citizens that have travelled abroad, immigrated, and settled and transformed this interest into a curatorial and academic process in her career in the humanities. A short list of publications include "Diasporic Literature: The Politics of Identity and Language" (Journal of Asian Pacific Communications), "The Politics of Fiction: A Response to New Orientalism in Type" (Journal of Multicultural Discourses), "Captivity and Hospitality in the New Americas" (Vol 3, Issue 3. Hospitality and Society). She believes in the importance of interconnecting humanities and is the multi-disciplinary chair of the academic organization Association of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) bringing together recognized scholars and artists.

Melissa Lee

Chinese University of Hong Kong
+ 852 3943 7022
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin New Territories
Hong Kong, S.A.R.