Professor of Political Science and International Relations

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 also serves as Chair of the Chinese and Japanese Studies Program.


  • Ph.D. – University of Washington
  • M.A. – Princeton University
  • B.A. – Fudan University

Research Interests

  • Chinese Politics and International Relations