Yvonne Lin studies modern Chinese literature with attendant interests in translation, multilingualism, aesthetics, modernity/modernisms, word-and-image studies, and critical theory. She intends to explore the way in which aesthetic forms mediate, naturalize, and subvert cultural constructs in secondary language works by Sinophone writers. She previously received a B.A. in Comparative Literature and French and a minor in Chinese from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.St. in Oriental Studies (Chinese Literature) from the University of Oxford.