Art in Drama workshop

Art in Drama: Reading Dramatic Texts at the Interstices of Performance Culture and Visual Culture

This collaborative reading workshop shall add to our understanding of the visual dimension of drama in Ming and Qing China through an interdisciplinary approach to dramatic texts that portray or engage other forms of art, such as painting, gardening, woodblock printing, costuming, and performance arts (e.g., guqin-playing, female dance, ballad singing, and court pageantries, etc.). In this workshop, we bring together drama scholars with cross-genre, cross-media, and cross-disciplinary research projects all of which involve close reading of dramatic texts as a fundamental part of their scholarship. Each participant has proposed one to two dramatic texts at the center of their ongoing research projects to be the primary material for an intensive group discussion.

Co-organized by Peng Xu (Swarthmore College) and Quincy Ngan (Yale University), the workshop will take place on Oct 12-13, 2019, at Yale.


Saturday, October 12, 2019 and Sunday, October 13, 2019


Conference schedule is available for download here.

Participating Scholars

  • Quincy Ngan (Yale University)
  • Peng Xu (Swarthmore College)
  • Ling Hon Lam (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Xiaoqiao Ling (Arizona State University)
  • Yinghui Wu (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Shizhong Huang (Sun Yat-Sen University)
  • Yasushi Oki (University of Tokyo)
  • Tina Lu (Yale University)
  • Li-ling Hsiao (University of North Carolina)
  • Kaijun Chen (Brown University)
  • Guojun Wang (Vanderbilt University)
  • Liana Chen (George Washington University)
  • Yun Cheng (Wuhan University)

Co-sponsor: American Council on Learned Societies in China Studies

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