Delia Qinghong Lin

Dr Delia Lin


School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Delia Lin has studied engineering, linguistics and applied linguistics at a leading Chinese university and gained her PhD in Humanities (political culture) at Griffith University, Australia. She is devoted to a cross-disciplinary approach to research. Her research passion lies in the nexus between politics, culture, society, language, philosophy and psychology. Her research centres on the journey of words and political thought, cross-cultural civilising processes, discourse, ideology, justice, emotions, attitude towards and treatment of mental illness, and socialisation of ideas.. She teaches Chinese, translation, Chinese and Western Thinking.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2016 Lin, D. (2016). Notions of justice: a comparative cultural analysis. The International Journal of Evidence and Proof, 21, 1-2, 79-86.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2017 Lin, D. (2017). Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China: Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi. London: Routledge.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2018 Lin, D. (2018). The CCP’s Exploitation of Confucianism and Legalism. In W. Lam (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party (pp. 47-58). London: Routledge.
    2017 Lin, D. (2017). High justice vs low justice: the legacy of confucian and legalist notions of justice. In F. Sapio, S. Trevaskes, S. Biddulph & E. Nesossi (Eds.), Justice: The China Experience (pp. 67-91). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    2012 Lin, D. (2012). Increasing cultural flexibility: a psychological perspective on the purpose of intercultural education. In X. Song & K. Cadman (Eds.), Bridging Transcultural Divides: Asian Languages and Cultures in Global Higher Education (pp. 191-207). Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
    2012 Lin, D. (2012). Working to be worthy: shame and the Confucian technology of governing. In A. B. Kipnis (Ed.), Chinese modernity and the individual psyche (pp. 169-185). United States: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2015 Lin, D. (2015). Notions of Justice: A Comparative Cultural Analysis. 5th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science. Adelaide.
    2010 Lin, D. (2010). Developing University Students' Cultural Flexibility: Towards a Framework. Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Biennial Conference. Adelaide, South Australia.
    2009 Lin, D. (2009). Amnesia and memory: Does classical ideology matter?. Chinese Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference. University of Sydney, Australia.
    2007 Lin, D. (2007). The Wenming-Suzhi-Hexie Shehui Continuum: the logic of defective citizenship in China. Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) Biennial Conference. Brisbane.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2015 Lin, D. (2015). "Problematising Confucian and Legalist Notions of Justice". The 9th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS). Adelaide.
    2013 Lin, D. (2013). “Liberal Education in China: a Case of Amerinese Dream?”. Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) 13th Biennial Conference. Tasmania.
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2017 Lin, D.; (2017); Emotions Rule: Prominence of Shame and (Mis)interpreting Restorative Justice in China, paper presented to workshop 'The Politics of Public Shaming in China', Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University;
    2015 Lin, D.; (2015); “Political Philosophy of Xi Jinping: Consistency in his Inconsistencies”, paper presented to China Briefing, Confucius Institute of The University of Adelaide.;
    2014 Lin, D.; (2014); “The Political Philosophy of Suzhi”, paper presented to ANU China Seminar Series, Canberra, Australia;
    2014 Lin, D.; (2014); “Confucianism, Political Ideology and Notions of Justice”, paper presented to workshop Justice: The China Experience, Gold Coast;
    2013 Lin, D.; (2013); “Shaping Aspirations: Xi Jinping's Political Ideology - the China Dream”, paper presented to the Griffith Asian Institute (GAI) China Group Workshop, Brisbane;
    2013 Lin, D.; (2013); “China’s New First Lady”;
    2010 Lin, D.; (2010); “The Cultural Dilemma of a Knowledge Society in China: The Case of 'Education for Quality' (Suzhi jiaoyu)”;
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135938
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Kenneth Wills Building
  • Room: 6 39a
  • Org Unit: Asian Studies

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