Nan Lin

Nan Lin

Oscar L. Tang Family Professor Emeritus of Sociology

External Address: 
266 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(919) 660-5610


My main research interests are social networks and social capital, the life stress process (especially social support as resources), social stratification and mobility, and Chinese societies.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University 1966

  • M.A., Syracuse University 1963

  • B.A., Tunghai University 1960

Lin Nan, . "Social Resources and Social Actions: A Progress Report." Connections 6.2 (1983): 10-16. (Academic Article)

Hingson, , Ralph, W, Norman, S, Thomas, M, Allan, M, Leonard, G, Timothy, H, Nan, L, Marc, M, and Glenn, P. "Impact of Legislation Raising the Legal Drinking Age in Massachusetts from 18 to 20." American Journal of Public Health 73.2 (1983): 163-170. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , Ensel, WM, and Vaughn, JC. "Social Resources and Strength of Ties: Structural Factors in Occupational Status Attainment." American Sociological Review 46.4 (1981): 393-405. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , Vaughn, JC, and Ensel, WM. "Social Resources and Occupational Status Attainment." Social Forces 59.4 (1981): 1163-1181. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , and Ensel, WM. "Causal Interpretation of Interaction Effect (Reply to Boyce)." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 22.2 (1981): 195-196. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , Dean, A, and Ensel, WM. "Social Support Scales: A Methodological Note." Schizophrenia Bulletin 7.1 (1981): 73-89. (Academic Article)

Kuo, , Wen, H, and Nan, L. "Locus of Control and Symptoms of Psychological Distress Among Chinese﷓Americans." International Journal of Social Psychiatry (1979): 176-187. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , Simeone, R, Ensel, W, and Kuo, W. "Social Support, Stressful Life Events, and Illness: A Model and an Empirical Test." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 20.2 (1979): 108-119. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , Dayton, P, and Greenwald, P. "Analyzing the Instrumental Uses of Relations in the Context of Social Structure." Sociological Methods and Research 7.2 (1978): 149-166. (Academic Article)

Kuo, , Wen, H, and Nan, L. "Assimilation of Chinese﷓Americans in Washington, D.C." Sociological Quarterly 18 (1977): 340﷓352-. (Academic Article)