Chin, Yin-lien C.

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CHIN, Yin-lien C.

CHIN, Yin-lien C. American (born China), b. 1930. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Area studies. Career: Teacher of Chinese literature at first girls' high school in Taipei, Taiwan, 1953-55; Taiwan Normal University, teacher of Chinese literature at the university high school, 1955-63; Stanford University, Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies, Taipei, instructor in Chinese, 1963-65; U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute, Washington, DC, instructor in Chinese, 1966-67; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, assistant professor, 1967-73, associate professor, 1973-81, acting director of East Asian studies, 1978, 1981, 1985, and Asian studies, 1991, professor, 1981-95, professor emeritus of Chinese, 1995-. Teacher of Chinese at an American school in Taipei, 1959-60; Cornell University, Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (Taipei), instructor, 1960-63; University of Maryland, Taipei Center, instructor, 1965; St. Albans International Seminars, instructor, summers, 1966-67; Cornell University, visiting assistant professor, summers, 1968, 1970; translator. Painter, with work exhibited at American Museum of Natural History. Publications: Language through Literature: An Advanced Reader in Chinese, 1980; Dragons in the Flowery Land: An Introduction to Chinese History and Literature, 1985; Traditional Chinese Folktales, 1989; (with others) "The Stone Lion" and Other Chinese Detective Stories: The Wisdom of Lord Bau, 1992. Contributor to professional journals and newspapers.