Scripted Technologies: Engineering the Real in Chinese Spoken Drama, 1930s–1940s

Tarryn Li-Min Chun
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17:00 - 18:30
University of Oxford China Centre
Dickson Poon Building
Canterbury Road
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Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

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Lectures and seminars
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This talk will explore the relationship between the new technologies that entered Chinese theatre in the 1930s and the scripting of one particular genre, spoken drama (huaju). Born of encounters with Western dramatic literature in the early decades of the 20th century, huaju reached its first ‘golden age’ of both composition and performance in the mid-1930s.

Tarryn Li-Min Chun is an assistant professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame, where she also holds a concurrent appointment in East Asian Languages and Cultures and is a faculty fellow of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.