After receiving a bachelor’s degree in English, Yajing worked as a teacher in China. In 2016, she obtained the chance to study in the U.S. and Germany. With a strong interest toward languages and cultures, she joined an interdisciplinary master’s program in Luxembourg. In 2022 she joined the Research Training Group at FAU.
Project: Kite without the Line: Sentimental Analysis of the Overseas Chinese Elite Students and Intellectuals from the 1910s to the 1980s in Europe and North America (WT)
Yajing’s research aims to explore the feelings and the inner world of the overseas Chinese elite students and intellectuals from the 1910s to the 1980s in Europe and North America. During their stay in the west, some of these students and intellectuals recorded their feelings and life stories in a variety of texts such as letters, diaries, poems, memoirs, and articles, which are the fundamental research sources for this study. By analyzing these texts, their feelings and the inner world during their stay aboard can be revisited.