College of Social SciencesUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Sociology



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Le Lin

Le Lin

Assistant Professor


B.A. Zhejiang University, 2003
M.A. Columbia University, 2009
M.A. University of Chicago, 2012
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2017

My interests include economic and organizational sociology, professions, education, medical sociology, knowledge and culture change, focusing especially on how these topics unfold in modern and contemporary Chinese society.

Through examining how China’s education and training and other similar industries grew out of state restrictions and ambiguity, my dissertation unravels puzzles of market transition and organizational innovation. This dissertation also proposes novel trajectories of how China’s market capitalism emerges, how it co-evolves with the state and how it shapes formerly socialist public goods such as education and medicine.

I was a teacher in China for four years before coming to the U.S. for my PhD training in Sociology. I received my B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Education.



SOC 100 (Fall 2018) : Introduction to Sociology - Download

SOC 723 (Fall 2018) : Seminar on Modern Chinese Society - Download

SOC 356 (Spring 2018) : Sociology of China - Download

SOC 720 (Spring 2018) : Comparative Study of East Asia - Download