Dr Qingfei  Yin

Dr Qingfei Yin

Assistant Professor

Department of International History

Room No
Office Hours
By appointment on Student Hub
English, Mandarin, Vietnamese
Key Expertise
Contemporary East Asia, Cold War, Borderlands

About me

Dr Qingfei Yin is Assistant Professor of International History (China and the World) at LSE. As a historian of contemporary China and inter-Asian relations, her research focuses on China’s relations with its Asian neighbours, Asian borderlands, and the Cold War in Asia. She is particularly interested in how the global Cold War interacted with state-building in marginal societies. She is currently completing her book manuscript State Building in Cold War Asia: Comrades and Competitors on the Sino-Vietnamese Border (under contract with Cambridge University Press)Subsequent projects are on how capitalist Southeast Asian countries shaped China during the latter’s early reform era in the 1980s and the historical memory of the Sino-Vietnamese Cold War partnership in the two countries. Her research has been funded by the Association for Asian Studies China and Inner Asia Council and Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies. 

Dr Yin is an alumna of the LSE-Peking University Double MSc in International Affairs Programme. She studied International Politics and History at Peking University for her undergraduate degrees and completed her PhD in History at George Washington University. Before returning to LSE, she was Assistant Professor of History at Virginia Military Institute. She also serves as the Book Review Editor of Journal of Military History and on the Editorial Board of Cold War History.


Other titles: Undergraduate Programmes Admissions AdvisorMSc International and Asian History Programme Director

Expertise Details

Cold War; China; Vietnam; China-Southeast Asia Relations; Borderlands

Teaching and supervision

Dr Qingfei Yin teaches the following courses in the Department:

At undergraduate level:

HY335: History of Foreign Relations of the People’s Republic of China, 1949-2008

At master's level:

HY4A8: Asian Borderlands