Stewart Lee
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Stewart Lee

Author & Co-Founder

China Simplified







Hi there! Let me introduce myself.

Producer and Writer with 24 years experience in China.
Now living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Charitable Fundraising & Events
Content Creation
My Working Experience
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Author & Co-Founder

China Simplified

March 2018 - Current

China Simplified explores and demystifies the country and its people for the rest of the world. By shifting our collective attention beyond the 1% (hot-button issues in the mass media) to the other 99% (relevant conversations about history, language, business, and more), we hope to raise cultural awareness and increase mutual understanding.

China Simplified...untangling the noodles!
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Producer and Partner

Grassroots Productions

January 2006 - Current

Grassroots creates compelling character-driven branded content for a passionate client base ranging from multinationals to non-profit organizations. Favorite projects include a documentary on China’s emerging hip-hop artists; a fundraising piece for Jane Goodall's Shanghai Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project filmed in Inner Mongolia; and a storytelling series for a top multinational highlighting the many lives touched across China through its CSR initiatives.

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Managing Director

3 Lines Up

January 2007 - December 2011

"3 Lines Up" develops golf experiences to drive client brand value and leverage corporate partnerships to positively impact local communities. Our company successfully established the Gary Player Invitational in China, a high profile charitable fundraising event which others said could not be done. The GPI raised over USD 10 million and benefitted over 14,000 orphans through the China * Foundation.

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Meng Cheng Productions

February 2005 - June 2006

Meng Cheng Productions developed the concept and produced the "China Joga Bonito" football (soccer) kids reality series with CCTV for Nike China. We recruited kids from ten cities and brought them to the Xiang He National Football Training Base to learn from Nike international stars and play 2-on-2 street ball. The winning kid traveled to Barcelona to meet Ronaldinho. The series broadcast on CCTV-5 and was the cornerstone of Nike China's World Cup marketing campaign.

My Education

School Of Film & Television

University of Southern California (USC)

May 1998 - September 1998

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University of Houston

August 1987 - May 1989

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Computer Science

University of Florida

August 1980 - May 1985

I would like to mentor
  • Students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Working Professionals