James Lin

Assistant Professor
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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.



  • University of California, Berkeley, CA, Ph.D. in History, 2017
  • Columbia University - New York, NY, M.A., History, 2010
  • University of California, Berkeley, CA, B.A., History, with High Honors, 2007

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