Wen Jin is a brilliant professor with a very bright future. Her syllabus is exciting, her discussions are extremely engaging, and most importantly, she owns that special intuitive gift of being able to simultaneously challenge AND encourage students. Most of the time, professors make you feel like your either being pandered to or dismissed. It's the rare ones, and the great ones, that possess the ability to, at once, both truly intellectually nurture and truly intellectually challenge their students. Take a class with her. Be prepared to read a lot, but be prepared for it to be worth it, because if you give her effort she will give it back to you four-fold.