WHO WAS MRS. LIN

Fondly called "Mulaohu" (Mother Tiger) by her students

Fiercely passionate about demystifying the Chinese language for her students in the US and teaching in innovative ways that promoted cultural insight as well as technical skill, Mrs. Lin prepared a generation of path breakers and thought leaders in China Studies and an array of other fields as China and the US established diplomatic relations in 1979. She achieved this by defying social, cultural, and professional barriers; taking educated, expansive risks; and pursuing audacious aspirations.

WHO WE ARE

Former students, colleagues, friends & other supporters

Our “tiger community” includes former students and colleagues who studied and worked with Mrs. Lin from 1966 – 1986, a seminal time in China-U.S. relations. We represent a diverse array of sectors and academic fields, from business, journalism, and law to such academic fields as anthropology, art history, language teaching, literature, history, and political science. Some of us devoted our career to China Studies or China-US relations. Some of us did not.

Our community is diverse in background and views. The Helen T. Lin Initiative is not aligned with any government, political party, or partisan organization.

WHAT WE DO

Engage the "Tiger Community" and broader world

We offer opportunities for intellectual exchange, networking, retrospective reflection, and forward leaning inquiry related to China, China-US relations, and China Studies in the rigorous, mischievous spirit of Mrs. Lin.

We encourage lively exchange, thoughtful discourse, and meaningful reflection and do not endorse any particular views, positions, or policies voiced by members of the Tiger Community or participants in our talks, forums or other channels of online sharing of ideas and experiences.

Upcoming Tiger Event

How Chinese Must a Chinese be? Identities of Chinese Indonesian Asylum Seekers On Trial in the US

Presenter/Panelists

ChorSwang Ngin, Professor of Anthropology and former Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program, California State University Los Angeles

Moderator

Diane Young Spitzer, Deputy Director and General Counsel, Massachusetts Securities Division

Tiger Profiles

HTL Memories

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Future Tiger Events

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Programming on Law, Rights, and Governance in China: The Ford Foundation Experience in Different Times

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Studies of China in Academia: China Scholars Reflect Back and Look Forward

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Four Decades of Business in and with China: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

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