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
(919) 660-5610


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

Lin Nan, Wen. “Social Resources and Social Actions: A Progress Report..” Connections 6, no. 2 (1983): 10–16.

Hingson, Alfred, W. Ralph, Scotch Norman, Mangione Thomas, Meyers Allan, Glantz Leonard, Heeren Timothy, Lin Nan, Mucatel Marc, and Pierce Glenn. “Impact of Legislation Raising the Legal Drinking Age in Massachusetts from 18 to 20..” American Journal of Public Health 73, no. 2 (1983): 163–70.

Lin, Pierce, Pierce Nan, Walter M. Ensel, and John C. Vaughn. “Social Resources and Strength of Ties: Structural Factors in Occupational Status Attainment..” American Sociological Review 46, no. 4 (1981): 393–405.

Lin, John C., John C. Nan, John C. Vaughn, and Walter M. Ensel. “Social Resources and Occupational Status Attainment..” Social Forces 59, no. 4 (1981): 1163–81.

Lin, Walter M., Walter M. Nan, and Walter M. Ensel. “Causal Interpretation of Interaction Effect (Reply to Boyce)..” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 22, no. 2 (1981): 195–96.

Lin, Walter M., Walter M. Nan, Alfred Dean, and Walter M. Ensel. “Social Support Scales: A Methodological Note..” Schizophrenia Bulletin 7, no. 1 (1981): 73–89.

Kuo, Walter M., H. Wen, and Lin Nan. “Locus of Control and Symptoms of Psychological Distress Among Chinese﷓Americans..” International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1979, 176–87.

Lin, Lin, Lin Nan, Ronald Simeone, Walter Ensel, and Wen Kuo. “Social Support, Stressful Life Events, and Illness: A Model and an Empirical Test..” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 20, no. 2 (1979): 108–19.

Lin, Wen, Wen Nan, Paul Dayton, and Peter Greenwald. “Analyzing the Instrumental Uses of Relations in the Context of Social Structure..” Sociological Methods and Research 7, no. 2 (1978): 149–66.

Kuo, Peter, H. Wen, and Lin Nan. “Assimilation of Chinese﷓Americans in Washington, D.C..” Sociological Quarterly 18 (1977).