Born and raised in Hangzhou, China, Suiyun Pan earned his B.A. degree with Highest Honors in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his undergraduate years, Suiyun was fascinated with both Classics (namely, ancient Greek and Roman literature) and classical Chinese literature, evident in his senior thesis that delves into a comparison between Homer’s Helen of Troy and Bai Juyi’s Yang Yuhuan. At Yale, he wishes to continue the exploration of classical Chinese poetry, focusing on gender, aesthetics, narrativity, and philosophical thoughts, hopefully from an East-West comparative angle. Meanwhile, Suiyun is passionate about bringing Chinese pop-music to the stage of classical literature studies to build a new bridge between Chinese modernity and tradition. In his spare time, Suiyun enjoys watching movies and TV series, listening to music, singing, cooking, driving around aimlessly, and sometimes playing basketball and soccer as an amateur. His idol is Leslie Cheung, a Hong Kong artist (even a cultural icon of the city) renowned for his splendid songs and formidable films.