After obtaining a BA in History from Central Chinal Normal University (Wuhan, China, 2012) and an MA in Ancient History from Indiana University Bloomington (2014), I came to Princeton's Classics Department in the fall of 2014 and became a member of the PAW (Program in the Ancient World). One of my interests lies in the cross-cultural communication in classical antiquity. More specifically, I want to explore who learnt foreign languages, why they wanted to do so and how they learnt. I am also interested in Xenophon, whose Anabasis remains one of my favorite books all the time. There are, at least in my opinion, a lot of questions worth asking about this author, for example: who in classical Athens read Xenophon and what did they think of his works? Had Xenophon ever tried to compete with Plato, given that both treated similar or the same subjects (e.g. Socrate's self-defense) sometimes? If the survival of most, if not all, of his works is indicative of popularity, had Xenophon tried to cater to his readers' tastes and to what an extent can we regard him as a best-selling author in classical Athens, just like J.K. Rowling in our own times? Besides, I occasionally foray into the field of comparative history between the Roman Empire and the Qin-Han China.