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Mr Po-Han Lee

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Sociology)
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Po-Han Lee completed his LLB at National Chung-Hsing University and his LLM at Soochow University. He once took part in the Observer Delegation representing the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the World Health Assembly meetings.

He is currently undertaking his PhD study at University of Sussex, along with which he has obtained a PGDip in Social Research Methods. He is now also an Advisory Committee member of the UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association (UCMeCSA).

Besides research, he serves as the editor-in-chief of Plain Law Movement, as well as a columnist for 01 Philosophy, a contributor to Queerology and other new-media publics (see below). Beyond academia, he hopes to find out an alternative path to knowledge production, community collaboration, and dialogue construction. He also shares critical thoughts and study notes on his own blog: les voix.

In addition to social theories, international law and global health, he is also interested in looking at the trajectory of development of human rights and social movements, especially in East Asian societies.


PhD researcher in Sociology

Thesis Title: How is nothing produced and justified? International inaction in the face of the health disparities of sexual and gender minorities

Project Description: Drawing on a case study of debates in WHO-related forums through the lens offered by the social theories of ‘nothing’ and ‘ignorance’, this study looks at at how international indecisions and inertias regarding health injustices against sexual and gender minority populations have been justified.

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Grants & Awards:

  • Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grants (DOC), Doctoral School, University of Sussex (2018)
  • Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre’s Postgraduate Bursary Scheme, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex (2016 & 2018) 
  • Government Scholarship for Study Abroad (GSSA), Ministry of Education, ROC (Taiwan) (2014-2017)
  • Soochow University Model Achievement & Elite Student Award (2010)
  • Excellent Teaching Assistant Award (on the Module 'Normative Theory of Human Rights'), Northern Taiwan Teaching & Learning Resource Centre (2010)
  • Diplomacy Scholarship for International Law and International Relations Study, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) (2009)
  • Soochow University Law School Outstanding Graduate Student Award: LL.M. Total Waiver (2007-2008)

Moot court competition & coaching: Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (national championship, 2008-10; 2012-13); Hardy C. Dillard Award for the Best Memorial & Winner of the National Round (2009); Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition (national championship, 2010)

Model United Nations & coaching: NTU National Taiwan Model United Nations (Outstanding Diplomacy Award, 2008); National Chengchi University Taipei Model United Nations (Excellent Delegation Award, 2008)


Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), 2018

PGDip in Social Research Methods, University of Sussex (UK), 2016

LLM in International Law, Soochow University (Taiwan), 2013, with the dissertation on The Nexus of the Right to Health and Public Health in the Context of International Human Rights Law

LLB in Financial and Economic Law, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), 2007


PLM Publications & Special Issues 

Plain Law Movement


Queer Watch


Liberty Times


01 Philosophy


Other writings