Heng-Fen Lin 林亨芬

National ChengChi University

Department of History

Years of Affiliation: RIHSS Postdoctoral Fellow from 2021-2022


Research Area: Modern North-east Asia History, Railway Research

Heng-Fen Lin research interests lie in the rise of modern Japan and its interaction with neighboring countries (19th-20th centuries). Her thesis discussed the Dispute and the Negotiation between China and Japan concerning the policing of the South Manchuria Railway, 1906-1931. Her current research focuses on the relationship between the Japanese Government and Manchurian bandits, specifically Japanese’s perception and response, to examine the role of bandits in the Japanese governance and expansion of Manchuria.