Lee, JongHwa Ph.D.
|College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Communication
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Ph.D., Communication Studies – Ohio University
M.A., Communication Studies – San Jose State University
B.A., Mass Communication – Kei-Myung University
JongHwa Lee, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Hawaii Pacific University, where he teaches intercultural and international communication for undergraduate and graduate courses.
Dr. Lee is a scholar of international/intercultural communication, critical/cultural studies, and contemporary rhetorical theory, with research interests in tourism and globalization, space and memory, and the rhetoric of human rights and human wrongs. Currently, he is working on the issues of historical justice and memory in North-East Asia including the problem of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery.
Dr. Lee has published his scholarship through various venues and for diverse audiences. His recent publications include an edited book, Activism and rhetoric: Theories and contexts for political engagement (Routledge, 2010), a journal article on translation and modernization in Korea (Language and Intercultural Communication, 2010), and a book chapter on Hallyu and globalization (Current and future trends of Korean pop cultural waves, 2011).
In addition to basic communication courses (Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Communication Theory, Research Methods, Persuasion, Cross-Cultural Communication), he has taught Tourism and Cross-Cultural Communication, Communication Campaign for Human Rights, the Rhetoric of Human Rights and Human Wrongs, and the Rhetoric of Memory and Space.Dr. Lee was the chief organizer of the World Conference on Japanese Military Sexual Slaver held in University of California at Los Angeles in 2007. The World Conference was a global gathering of over 200 scholars, NGOs, human rights activists, legislators, attorneys, artists, and most importantly survivors, from 12 countries and 4 continents, to honor the bravery and struggles of the victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery. The World Conference also explored a unified plan of global action on contemporary issues in trafficking and gender-based/sexual violence during armed conflicts.