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James Lin (he/him/his)

Adjunct Assistant Professor
James Lin photograph

Contact Information

(206) 543-1565
226 Thomson

Biography

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. James Lin is the first faculty to be hired as part of the Jackson School’s new Taiwan Studies Program, which is a joint project involving the UW, the Taiwan Government and an anonymous private donor.

Awards

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

Research

Courses Taught

Modern Taiwanese History and Contemporary Taiwanese Society (HSTAS 490)

Making Modern Taiwan (HSTAS 590)

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