• Assistant Professor, Duke Kunshan University

Years of Affiliation: Visiting Scholar from 2021-2022

Lei Lin is Assistant Professor at Duke Kunshan University. Her research examines the position of the trans-Himalayan region in global history through a framework of comparative imperialism. She is currently completing her first book project, “The Limits of Empire: The Qing-Gurkha War, China’s Borderlands, and the Trans-Himalayan Paradigm, 1788-1850.”


Research Interests: history of late imperial/early modern China; state- building of China under the Qing Empire (1644-1911)

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies