Zhimin Lin


Zhimin Lin Professor of Political Science and International Relations 219.464.5749 Arts and Sciences Building 334


Zhimin Lin was born in China in 1954. Professor Lin received his bachelor degree from Fudan University in Shanghai, his Master’s degree from Princeton, and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. A specialist on China and East Asia, Professor Lin has done extensive research on Chinese Politics and international relations in the Asia-Pacific area. Many of his works have appeared in professional journals and books. Professor Lin is now working on two book projects. One is focused on China’s changing central-local relations, and the other is on the prospect of modernization of China’s diplomacy. Prof. Lin served as Chair of the Chinese and Japanese Studies Program from 1990 to 2019 and Director of the Master of Chinese Studies Program from 2005 to 2019.

  • Ph.D. – University of Washington
  • M.A. – Princeton University
  • B.A. – Fudan University
Research Interests
  • Chinese Politics and International Relations