James Lin (he/him/his)

Adjunct Assistant Professor
James Lin photograph

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B.A., History, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
M.A., History, Columbia University, 2010
Ph.D., History, University of California, Berkeley, 2017

James Lin is a historian of Taiwan and its interactions with the world in the 20th century. His research examines international agrarian development, beginning with rural reform and agricultural science in China and Taiwan from the early 20th century through the postwar era, then its subsequent re-imagining during Taiwanese development missions to Africa, Asia, and Latin America from the 1950s onward.


Fulbright-IIE Grant (Taiwan)
Association for Asian Studies Grant
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Dissertation Fellowship
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan Fellowship
Agricultural History Society Best Dissertation Award


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