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Mao Lin

2022-23 Wilson China Fellow

Professional affiliation

Associate Professor of History at Georgia Southern University

Wilson Center Projects

Bringing China Back Into the World: The Historical Origin of America’s Engagement Policy and Its Implications for Contemporary U.S.-China Relations

Full Biography

Mao Lin is an associate professor of history at Georgia Southern University. His research focuses on American foreign relations, the Cold War, modern China, and especially US-China relations. Lin’s articles have appeared in a number of academic journals, covering a wide range of topics related to US-China relations. He has received several scholarships, including the 2020 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad in Taiwan, the 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities, and the 2009 Marshall-Baruch Fellowship from the George C. Marshall Foundation. Lin holds a PhD in history from the University of Georgia. Currently he is working on a book project with the working title “U.S.-China Relations and the Diplomacy of Modernization, 1966-1979.”