Ph.D. (1986) University of Pennsylvania
Ko-lin Chin has written extensively on issues related to Chinese crime groups and networks, including gangs and tongs in the United States, human smuggling organizations in China and the United States, organized gangs in Taiwan, drug producing and trafficking groups in the Golden Triangle, and sex trafficking networks in Asia and the United States. Dr. Chin has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, as well as two Fulbright Scholarships for his work on transnational organized crime. Currently, he is writing a book on the heroin market in China.
Areas of Specialization
Gangs & organized crime
Human smuggling & trafficking
Chin, K. Forthcoming. Going Down to the Sea: The Stories of 20 Chinese Sex Workers. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books
Chin, K. and J. Finckenauer. 2012. Selling Sex Overseas: Chinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking. New York: New York University Press.
Chin, K. 2009. The Golden Triangle: Inside Southeast Asia’s Drug Trade. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Chin, K. 2003. Heijin: Organized Crime, Business, and Politics in Taiwan. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Chin, K. 1999. Smuggled Chinese: Clandestine Immigration to the United States. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Chin, K. 1996. Chinatown Gangs: Extortion, Enterprise, and Ethnicity. New York: Oxford University Press.
Chin, K. 1990. Chinese Subculture and Criminality: Non-traditional Crime Groups in America. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
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