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Nan Lin, Oscar L. Tang Family Professor Emeritus

Nan Lin


Short Description of Research Approach:

Nan Lin
Oscar L. Tang Family Professor Emeritus

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Office: 266 Soc-psych, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5610
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Fax: (919) 660-5623
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Curriculum Vita

I teach Cybernetworks (Soc. 114), Methods of Social Research (SOC 132), Social Capital (Soc. 228), and Stress and Coping (Soc. 227)and others.

Areas of Interest:

Social networks and social capital,
Mental Health,
My main research interests are social networks and social capital, the life stress process (especially social support as resources), social stratification and mobility, and Chinese societies. 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    2013     Sociology and Social Development: a Conversation Nan Lin and Ma Rong. Sociological Research (China) , No. 4 , 106-113

    2013     ASocial Capital: Contending Paradigms and Empirical Evidence.@ Lin Nan. Hong Kong Journal of Sociology , No. 2 , 1-38

    2013     “How the East and the West Shall Meet?” Lin Nan. Development and Society , Vol. December 31-2 , 211-244

    2013     Bibliographic Reference Pattern in Core Sociological Journals, 1965﷓1966. Lin, Nan and CE Nelson. The American Sociologist , Vol. 4, No. 1 , 47-50

    2013     Computer Simulation of Innovation Diffusion in a Peasant Village. Hanneman, J Gerhard, TW Carroll, EM Rogers, JD Stanfield and N Lin. American Behavioral Scientist , Vol. 12, No. 6 , 36-45


Course Descriptions:

    Duke University. Spring & Fall 2012
  • Organizations and Global Competitiveness(SOC 142) Syllabus

  • Globalization and Development(Soc 730S-03) Syllabus


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