Associate Fellow, Asia Programme
Dr Kun-Chin Lin
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+44 (0)1223 767 262


Kun-chin Lin is a university lecturer in politics at The University of Cambridge. He received his BA from Harvard and MA and PhD from UC Berkeley, and was a Leverhulme postdoctoral fellow at The University of Oxford. He had taught at King's College London and the National University of Singapore. He serves on the advisory and editorial boards of top academic publications including Business & Politics and the Political Economy of Public Policy Series (Palgrave MacMillan). He is a member of the Frost Sullivan’s Board of Economic Advisors, the academic board of the newly established Growth, Innovate and Leadership (GIL) University in Malaysia, and a collaborating partner of the Global Biopolitics research group based at King’s College London. He frequently offers expert opinions for the media and at conferences and events around the world on topics of the political economy of China, infrastructure and energy policies, regulatory diffusion, and regionalism in Asia.


  • Modern Chinese politics
  • Comparative economic models


2010 -University Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge
2010-11Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Modern History, King's China Institute, King's College London

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore

2004-05Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Oxford


  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific: China and the Emerging Order in the East and South China Seas with Dr AndrĂ©s Villar Gertner, Research Paper, July 2015
  • Contemplating Chinese Foreign Policy: Approaches to the Use of Historical Analysis, with Jean-Marc Blanchard, Pacific Focus, 2013
  • Local Government Fiscal Imperative and Debt-Financing in China, with He Yang and Tao Ran, in P. Arestis and M. Sawyer, ed, Fiscal and Debt Policies for the Future, International Papers in Political Economy Series, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013 
  • Social Change and Inequality, with Tao Ran, in Christopher Ogden, ed, Routledge Handbook of China's Governance and Domestic Politics, 2012 
  • Adapting to the Arab Spring: Chinese Economic Statecraft and the Quest for Stability in the Contemporary Middle East with Rory Miller, Lessons Learnt, Series of AHRC Policy Publications, 2012
  • Regulating Power without a Five Year Plan: Institutional Changes in the Chinese Power Sector, with Mika Purra and Hui Lin, in Darryl Jarvis, et al, ed, Infrastructure Regulation: What Works, Why, and How Do We Know it? Lessons from Asia and Beyond, 2011