Dr Kun-Chin Lin


Director of Studies and Special Supervisor

College Jobs

  • Special Supervisor, Human, Social and Political Sciences
  • College Lecturer, Gonville and Caius College
  • Director of Studies, Human, Social and Political Sciences (Part II: Politics and International Relations stream) MT 2019
  • Director of Studies, History and Politics MT 2019

University Jobs

  • University Lecturer in Politics, POLIS


Telephone: 01223 767262

Email: kcl35@cam.ac.uk


Dr Kun-Chin Lin is a university lecturer in politics and Deputy Director of the Forum on Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge. He was a Leverhulme postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford and taught at King’s College London and the National University of Singapore. His principal interests are the political economy of China as a rising power and its implications for the global order. He teaches at both undergraduate and graduate level in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). He has supervised PhD dissertations on subjects as diverse as trade and industrial policy in India, joint development of marine resources in South China Sea, and role theory in global environmental politics. He is an editorial board member of Business and Politics, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Maritime Policy & Management, Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, and an advisory board member of Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China Series and Palgrave MacMillan Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy Series. He regularly provides commentaries on contemporary Chinese politics to the media and industry events.

Research Interests

Subfields in politics & international relations: comparative politics, international political economy, international relations.

Subject areas: economic reform and development, post-Communism, fiscal federalism, energy scrutiny, infrastructure development, industrial policy and regulation, workplace politics, corporate governance, public private partnership, international organisations, foreign policy, FDI and ODI, regionalism, maritime affairs, China, Asia.