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, Wen. “Social Resources and Social Actions: A Progress Report..” Connections, vol. 6, no. 2, 1983, pp. 10–16.

Hingson, Alfred, et al. “Impact of Legislation Raising the Legal Drinking Age in Massachusetts from 18 to 20..” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 73, no. 2, 1983, pp. 163–70.

Lin, Pierce, et al. “Social Resources and Strength of Ties: Structural Factors in Occupational Status Attainment..” American Sociological Review, vol. 46, no. 4, 1981, pp. 393–405.

Lin, John C., et al. “Social Resources and Occupational Status Attainment..” Social Forces, vol. 59, no. 4, 1981, pp. 1163–81.

Lin, Walter M., et al. “Causal Interpretation of Interaction Effect (Reply to Boyce)..” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol. 22, no. 2, 1981, pp. 195–96.

Lin, Walter M., et al. “Social Support Scales: A Methodological Note..” Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 1, 1981, pp. 73–89.

Kuo, Walter M., et al. “Locus of Control and Symptoms of Psychological Distress Among Chinese﷓Americans..” International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1979, pp. 176–87.

Lin, Lin, et al. “Social Support, Stressful Life Events, and Illness: A Model and an Empirical Test..” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol. 20, no. 2, 1979, pp. 108–19.

Lin, Wen, et al. “Analyzing the Instrumental Uses of Relations in the Context of Social Structure..” Sociological Methods and Research, vol. 7, no. 2, 1978, pp. 149–66.

Hingson, Nan, et al. “Achieving Higher Immunization Receptivity..” Public Health Reviews, vol. VI–1 and 2, 1977, pp. 93–117.