Nan Lin

Nan Lin

Oscar L. Tang Family Professor Emeritus of Sociology

External address: 
266 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
Phone: 
(919) 660-5610

Overview

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University 1966

  • M.A., Syracuse University 1963

  • B.A., Tunghai University 1960

Selected Grants

(95-0280) Triangle East Asian Studies Project awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1997

(96-1052) Triangle East Asian Studies Project Deepening Area and Language Studies in an Internationalizing Region awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1997

(90-0651) Stressors, Resources, and Mental Health--A Life Course Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1996

(93-0404) Stressors, Resources and Mental Health--A Life Course Study awarded by (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1996

(94-0437) Stressors, Resources, and Mental Health - A Life Course Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1996

(95-0427) Stressors, Resources and Mental Health - A Life Course Study awarded by (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1996

(95-0355) Taiwanese Performing Group Support awarded by Mary Duke Biddle Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1995

(93-0977) Rural Transformation in China awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1993 to 1994

(90-0446) Status Attainment in a Chinese Urban Area awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1992

(91-0218) Life Events, Social Support, and Drinking awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1992

Pages

Peek, M. K., and N. Lin. “Age differences in the effects of network composition on psychological distress..” Social Science & Medicine (1982) 49, no. 5 (September 1999): 621–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0277-9536(99)00139-2. Full Text

Lin Nan, J. M. “Building a Network Theory of Social Capital.” Connections 22, no. 1 (1999): 28–51.

Lai, Gina, Nan Lin, and Shu-yin Leung. “Network Resources and Contact Resources: Structural and Action Effects of Social Resources.” Social Networks 20 (1998): 159–78.

Ensel, W. M., M. K. Peek, N. Lin, and G. Lai. “Stress in the life course: a life history approach..” Journal of Aging and Health 8, no. 3 (August 1996): 389–416. https://doi.org/10.1177/089826439600800305. Full Text

Ensel, W. M., and N. Lin. “Distal stressors and the life stress process.” Journal of Community Psychology 24, no. 1 (January 1996): 66–82.

Lin Nan, Lin. “Les Ressources Sociales: Une Theorie Due Capital Social (Social Resources: A Theory of Social Capital..” Revue Francaise De Sociologie XXXVI, no. 4 (October 1995): 685–704.

Lin, Lin, Lin Nan, Chinchun Yi, Yinghwa Chang, and Yungmei Tsai. “Sociocultural Regime in Institutional Development: The Family Enterprise of Private Colleges in Taiwan.” Asiatische Studien/Etudes Asiatiques (Switzerland)  Special Issue on Chinese Societies at the Dawn of the Third Millennium. Xlix 1 (1995): 173–95.

Lin Nan, Yungmei. “Local Market Socialism: Rural Reform in China,.” Theory and Society 24 (1995): 301–54.

Lin, Yungmei, Yungmei Nan, and Gina Lai. “Stress in Urban China,.” Social Science and Medicine 41, no. 8 (1995): 1131–46.

Ensel, W. M., and N. Lin. “The life stress paradigm and psychological distress..” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 32, no. 4 (December 1991): 321–41.

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