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Welcoming Two New Affiliate Faculty Members

November 2, 2017

The China Studies Program is pleased to announce our two new faculty members that began teaching in the Fall 2017 Quarter.

 Clair Yang earned her Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Strategy from Northwestern University in 2016, and her B.S. in Mathematics from Peking University in Beijing, China. Dr. Yang has most recently been a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Her research is in the area of political economy, applied microeconomics and the Chinese economy. She joins the Jackson School as an Assistant Professor specializing in Chinese economics.

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 initiative, which is a joint project involving the UW, the Taiwan Government and an anonymous private donor.