Lin, Chun

Dr Chun Lin  


Position held

Department of Government

Associate Professor in Comparative Politics

Non LSE positions held


Position held

New York University

Visiting Professor of Politics and East Asian Studies

Experience keywords:

political culture and economy; future of work; China; Marxism; democracy; poverty and human rights; communism

Research summary > [Click to expand]

Modern Chinese, South Asian and East Asian politics; comparative developments and modernities; historical sociology, cultural transformation and political thinking in the Third World and post Communist transitions; democracy; poverty and human rights; Marxism; feminism; the future of work. In progress: China and Political Inquiry: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Political Science; Poverty and Human Rights; 'Marxism and the interpretation of Asia'.


Chinese [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Contact Points

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+44 (0)20 7955 7197


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Lin, Chun (2012) Marxism and the politics of positioning China in world history Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 13 (3). 438-466. ISSN 1464-9373


Lin, Chun (2010) In defense of a participatory socialism Text and Ideology (11 Nov 2010) Blog entry

Lin, Chun (2010) Marxism and the politics of China's positioning in world history Leaders, 35. 33-52.

Lin, Chun (2010) On the Chinese model China Review of Political Economy , 1 (4). 64-72. ISSN 1674-7542


Lin, Chun (2009) The socialist market economy: step forward or backward for China? Science and Society, 73 (2). ISSN 0036-8237

Lin, Chun (2009) Challenging privatization: a conceptual and theoretical argument Journal of Chinese Political Science, 14 (1). 21-48. ISSN 1080-6954

Benton, Gregor and Lin, Chun, eds (2009) Was Mao really a monster?: the academic response to Chang and Halliday’s "Mao: the unknown story" Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415493307


Lin, Chun (2008) In defense of a participatory socialism The Leader , 24 (Winter).

Lin, Chun (2008) Reflections on China's reform trajectory Social Sciences Academic Press, Beijing, China. ISBN 9787509704271

Lin, Chun (2008) China: changing the rules of the game Soundings, 39. 7-19. ISSN 1091-8728

Lin, Chun (2008) Against privatization in China: a historical and empirical argument Journal of Chinese Political Science, 13 (1). 1-27. ISSN 1080-6954

Benton, Gregor and Lin, Chun, eds (2008) Zhuan ji hai shi du zhuan?: hai wai xue zhe ping "Mao Zedong, xian wei ren zhi de gu shi" Da feng chu ban she, Xianggang. ISBN 9789881730299


Lin, Chun (2007) Is capitalism China's salvation? Soundings, 36. 134-139. ISSN 1091-8728

Lin, Chun (2007) Recasting development in China Development, 50 (3). 11-16. ISSN 1011-6370

Li , Yinhe and Lin, Chun and Tan , Shen , eds (2007) Fu nü: zui man chang de ge ming: dang dai xi fang nü xing zhu yi li lun jing xuan (Women: the longest revolution) Zhongguo fu nü chu ban she, Beijing. ISBN 9787802034327


Lin, Chun (2006) La transformación del socialismo Chino El Viejo Topo, Madrid, Spain. ISBN 9788496831292

Lin, Chun (2006) The transformation of Chinese socialism Duke University Press, Durham, N.C. ISBN 0822337983

Lin, Chun (2006) Governing China: central, local and global dynamics In: Lin, Chun, (ed.) The Territories of the People’s Republic of China. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9781857433951

Lin, Chun (2006) Remaking public policy: labour, participation, and social justice In: Cao, T. Y., (ed.) Labour's Property Rights and the Chinese Model. Social Science Academic Press, 184-201.


Lin, Chun (2005) What is China's 'comparative advantage'? In: The Chinese Model of Modern Development. Routledge studies on the Chinese economy (17). Routledge, London, 264-276. ISBN 0415345189


Lin, Chun (2003) Uneven and compressed development In: Wallerstein, Immanuel and Clesse, Armand, (eds.) The World We Are Entering, 2000-2050. Dutch University Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789036191715


Lin, Chun (2002) Chine In: Houtart, Francois, (ed.) Mondialisation des Résistances: L'etat des Luttes 2002. L'Harmattan, Paris, France. ISBN 9782747533461


Lin, Chun (2001) Whither feminism: a note on China Signs, 26 (4). 1281-1286. ISSN 0097-9740

Lin, Chun (2001) Defining and defending the "social": a Chinese tale Hitotsubashi Journal of Social Studies, 33 (1). 57-68. ISSN 0073-280X

Lin, Chun (2001) Human rights and democracy: the case for decoupling The International Journal of Human Rights, 5 (3). 19-44. ISSN 1364-2987


Lin, Chun, ed (2000) China: modernizing Chinese polity, vol. 1 The international library of politics and comparative government. Dartmouth, Aldershot . ISBN 9781840144833

Lin, Chun, ed (2000) China: the transformation of Chinese socialism, vol. 2 The international library of politics and comparative government. Dartmouth, Aldershot . ISBN 9781840144833

Lin, Chun, ed (2000) China: defining a changing China in global politics, vol. 3 The international library of politics and comparative government. Dartmouth, Aldershot . ISBN 9781840144833

Lin, Chun (2000) Participation and recognition: the transforming of (un)employment in China New Political Science, 22 (4). 529-552. ISSN 0739-3148


Lin, Chun (1998) Gender equality: between state and market In: Qiu, Renzong , (ed.) Chinese Women and the Feminist Thought. Chinese Social Sciences Publisher, Beijing. ISBN 9787500424017

Lin, Chun (1998) Historical communism and the 20th-century In: Hwang, Ruey-Chyi , (ed.) From Western Marxism to Post-Marxism: Essays on Marxology. Academia Sinica, Taipei, 271-300. ISBN 9570190353

Lin, Chun and Liu, Bohong and Jin , Yohong (1998) China In: Jagger, Alison M. and Young, Iris Marion, (eds.) A Companion to Feminist Philosophy. Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 108-117 . ISBN 9781557866592


Lin, Chun (1997) Finding a language: feminism and women's movements in contemporary China In: Scott, Joan W. and Kaplan, Cora and Keates, Debra, (eds.) Transitions, Environments, Translations: Feminisms in International Politics. Routledge, London, UK, 11-20.


Lin, Chun (1996) Situating China Social Justice, 23 (1-2). 262-274. ISSN 1043-1578

Lin, Chun (1996) Citizenship in China: the gender politics of social transformation Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, 3 (2-3). 278-290. ISSN 1072-4745


Lin, Chun (1995) Love and hate: learning 'human nature' under communism In: Gavroglou, Kōstas and Stachel, John J. and Wartofsky, Marx W. , (eds.) Science, Politics, and Social Practice: Essays on Marxism and Science, Philosophy of Culture and the Social Sciences in Honor Of. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 164. Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 5-14. ISBN 9780792329893


Lin, Chun (1993) China today: 'money dissolves the commune' New Left Review, 201. ISSN 0028-6060

Lin, Chun (1993) The British new left Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh . ISBN 9780748604227


Lin, Chun (1992) The elegy of wild swans New Left Review, 194. ISSN 0028-6060

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