• Ph.D. Candidate, Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Years of Affiliation: Graduate Student Associate from 2019-2020

Lei Lin’s dissertation, entitled “The Limits of Empire: The Qing-Gurkha War, China’s Borderlands and the Trans-Himalayan Paradigm, 1788-1850.” She hopes to provide a new angle for understanding the empire-building of late imperial China and for conceptualizing the geography of history writing about Asia in the 18th century.

Research Interests: Late Imperial and Modern China, China-South Asia Relations, Tibet and Inner Asian Borderlands

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies