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Dr

Delia Lin

Senior Lecturer Chinese Studies (Languages)
Asia Institute
law
education
social sciences
government & law
xi jinping
china
socialist core values
psychology
political science
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Dr

Delia Lin

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
political theory
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Dr

Delia Lin

 

Delia Lin is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. She has a multi-disciplinary higher education background, ranging from engineering, linguistics from a leading Chinese university to a PhD in Humanities from Griffith University, Australia.

Her long term passion lies in examining how language reflects cultural and political sensitivities. Her research typically traverses the realms of linguistics, sociology, philosophy, psychology and political science.

Her monograph, Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China: Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi, was published with Routledge in 2017. It examines the predominant discourse of suzh (roughly translated as 'quality' with deeper meaning) and the cultural, philosophical and psychological underpinnings of this discourse. Using a new method to analyse Chinese governance - one that is both historical and discursive in approach - the book demonstrates how suzhi has been made into a political resource by the Chinese Communist Party-State, journeying from Confucianism to Socialism. Linking suzhi and similar discourses in post-Mao China, including those centring on notions of 'civilisation', 'harmonious society' and the 'China dream', the book highlights the ultimate question: if we cannot rely on Western models of governance to explain the Chinese Party-state, what method of analysis can we use?

Her recent research projects include notions of justice, Chinese legal theory, shame, ideology and the use of socialist core values in the legal realm.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 14 most recent scholarly works by Delia Lin.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

Internationalisation Commendation

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), the University of Adelaide

2015

Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Award

The University of Adelaide

2009

Dean’s Academic Excellence list (for PhD theses)

Griffith Graduate Research School

2008

Individual Teacher Award Commendation, Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Griffith University

1994

Translators Association of China

Han Suyin National Young Translators Award

1990

Translators Association of China

Han Suyin National Young Translators Award

1990

Translators Association of Hubei Province & Hubei Broadcasting Station

First Prize, English/Chinese Translation Competition of Hubei Province

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Lecturer Chinese Studies (Languages)

Asia Institute

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Griffith University

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