Dr Kun-Chin Lin teaches in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) of the University of Cambridge. He joined the Department in 2011 from King’s College London where he was a Lecturer at the China Institute, with affiliation with the Department of Political Economy. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and obtained his PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. His research activities focus on the politics of market reform in developing countries, industrial organisation and labour relations, federalism and public goods provision, energy security, transport infrastructure development, foreign direct investment, political risk analysis, and regional and urban-rural distributive issues in the process of urbanisation. He is working on a book on the corporatisation of large Chinese state-owned enterprises into shareholding concerns in the late 1990s, using the case study of national oil and petrochemical companies to examine the political and macroeconomic conditions that enabled a radical reorganisation of the commanding heights, and the ensuing legacy of contentious state-market relations. He has also written on Asia-Pacific regionalism and China’s changing role in international organisations. He is an editorial board member of Business Politics, a member of the Frost Sullivan’s Board of Economic Advisors, and a collaborating partner of the Global Biopolitics Research Group based at King’s College London.
Dr Kun-Chin Lin