Wenbin Gao
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GAO: To read? Not to read

Despite heavy opposition from humanities faculty and from many students and alumni, Yale decided last year to reduce the volumes held at Bass Library from […]

GAO: Stop being offended

I remember the first time I read about a foreign author making racist comments about “the Chinaman.” In middle school I started a reading group […]

GAO: Refining culture shock

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a lecture hosted by the William F. Buckley Jr. Program. At the end of the lecture, a friend of mine asked the speaker a question: I understand most Yale students are very cosmopolitan, but Yale is still primarily an American institution. Shouldn’t we first consider American interests and then talk about serving humanity?