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Dr. Mao Lin

Associate Professor of History (2014).

B.A. M.A., Peking University, 1999, 2002; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2004, 2010.

Teaching and Research Interests:

American Foreign Relations; American Presidency; U.S.-China Relations; Modern China; World History

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3135 US Foreign Relations I
  • HIST 3136 US Foreign Relations II
  • HIST 4133 The Cold War


Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #3098, Interdisciplinary Academic Building

Tel: 912-478-0243


Selected Publications:

  • “Between Tradition and Modernity: Wuzhen and China’s Soft Power in the 21st Century.” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, Vol. 7, No. 11, (November 2017).
  • “Traders as Diplomats: Trade and Sino-American Rapprochement, 1971-78,” International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 5, No. 10, (October 2017).
  • “More than a Tacit Alliance: Trade, Soft Power, and U.S.-Chinese Rapprochement Reconsidered,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Vol. 24, No.1, (April 2017).
  • “‘To See is to Believe?’—Modernization and U.S.-China Exchanges in the 1970s,” Chinese Historical Review, 23:1 (May 2016).
    “Doing Business with China: Trade and Sino-American Relations, 1966-1974,” American Review of China Studies, Vol. 13: 2 (Fall, 2012).
  • “China and the Escalation of the Vietnam War: The First Years of the Johnson Administration,” Journal of Cold War Studies, 11:2 (Spring 2009).

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

  • Director of Study Abroad in China

Current Research:

  • Book Project: U.S.-China Relations and the Diplomacy of Modernization, 1966-1979.

Last updated: 12/14/2023