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Holin Lin

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Education: Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California, Davis
LAB: Sociology Building 303
TEL: +886 (0)2-3366-1220

Research Fields

Sociology of Information Technology; Game Studies; Gender Studies; Sociology of Communication

Research Interests

Computer Game Culture, Computer-mediated Communication, Social Dynamics of Virtual Communities, Socioeconomic Behaviors in Online Game Worlds, Gender and Information Technology


Recent Publications (2009-2015)

Journal Articles

●Holin Lin, 2015, "An Entertainment Machine of filial piety—A Look at Wii as a Gift for Parents" RESET (Social Science Research on the Internet)3.

●Lee Yu-Hao and Holin Lin, 2011, "`Gaming is my work`: Identity Work among Internet-Hobbyist Game Workers," Work, Employment and Society 25 (3): 451~467

●Lin, Holin and Chuen-Tsai Sun, 2011, “The Role of Onlookers in Arcade Gaming: A Frame Analysis of Public Behaviors. Convergence 17 (2): 125~138.

●Lin, Holin and Chuen-Tsai Sun, 2011, “Cash Trade in Free-to-Play Online Games.” Games & Culture 6 (3): 271~288.

Book Chapters

●Lin, Holin and Chuen-Tsai Sun, 2015,“Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs)." in Robin Mansell, Peng Hwa Ang, Charles Steinfield, Shenja van der Graaf, Pieter Ballon, Aphra Kerr, James D. Ivory, Sandra Braman, Dorothea Kleine, David J. Grimshaw (eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell- ICA.

●Lin, Holin and Chuen-Tsai Sun, 2011, “Thrift Players in a Twisted Game World?—A Study on Private Online Game Servers," in Garry Crawford, Victoria K. Gosling and Ben Light (eds.), pp.60~72, Online Gaming in Context: The social and cultural significance of online games. New York: Routledge.

●Lin, Holin and Chuen-Tsai Sun, 2009, “Managing Risks in Online Game Worlds: Networking Strategies among Taiwanese Adolescent Players,” pp. 237-250 in Larissa Hjorth and Dean Chan (eds.), Gaming Cultures and Place in the Asia-Pacific. New York: Routledge.


●2008, C. T. Lien Memorial Award, National Taiwan University.

●2007, 2010, General Courses Teaching Awards, National Taiwan University.

●1999, Teaching Award, National Taiwan University.

●1995, Award on Journalism Research, the Cultural Foundation of The United Daily News Group.