Changyue Yin

Wolf Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellow

20192020 Forum on Kinship

Changyue Yin


CAS, 2020

Changyue is a senior History major and a minor in Art History. Her project for the Wolf Humanities Center was inspired by an oral history class project on her grandparents’ experience during the Cultural Revolution. In her senior year, she hopes to create a short video or documentary from the interviews she conducts over the summer. At Penn, she writes for the fashion magazine THE WALK and works with the Kislak Center on the sixth floor of Van Pelt. Beyond Penn, she enjoys art museums, analog photography, and travelling. 

In a Family with a Communist Dream: Accounts of An Indonesian Immigrant Family before and after the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China. 

The goal of this research is to document the personal experience of my grandfather’s siblings who migrated to different parts of China from Indonesia in the 1940s and 1950s. Though dispersed in different provinces, they maintained contact with each other, supported each other, and went through the turbulent first forty years of the People’s Republic of China. This research aims to record the accounts of their experiences as immigrants to the early stage of PRC, and their impression of the PRC coming from a different cultural and ethnical background.