In the "How to Read Others and Express Myself: Imagination and Critical Thinking" program, to be held on August 14-15, 2021, Jinyi Chu, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, will introduce participants to the art of understanding others and expressing oneself through literature. By engaging with the world's foremost thinkers and texts, participants will cultivate their imagination and develop their critical thinking skills, which are essential elements of a liberal arts education at a top university. Participants who choose to submit a 250-word short essay (modeled after admissions essays) will receive feedback for their work from Yale Center Beijing staff who have served as Yale College admissions interviewers.
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at Yale University
Jinyi Chu is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University. His research focuses on Russian Literature, Russo-Chinese cultural connections, and global modernism. He was also a visiting scholar of Russian Academy of Sciences and Fudan University. He translated Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time and Smugglers, Rebels, Pirates: Itineraries in the Publishing History of ‘Doctor Zhivago’. He is now working on a Book Project of Russian Modernism’s China: Fin-de-siècle Geopoetics.