Asian-Chinese Theatre and Drama Talk Series 2007

In Mandarin with English translation

Imagine/Deconstruct the Community of Contemporary Asian-Chinese Theatre and Drama by Yu Shanlu

Yu Shanlu is an instructor in the Department of Theatre at Taipei National University of the Arts. Fluent in Chinese, English and Fukien, he has been a member of the critics’ panel of the Taiwan National Grand Theatre, an adviser with Guling Street Avant Garde Theatre, and committee member at the Council of Cultural Affairs in Taiwan. Over the years, his research focuses include western theatre and theatre history, Taiwan theatre history, contemporary Chinese theatre, political theatre, educational theatre, and “little theatre”. From 1994 to present, he has also written various drama critiques, book reviews and articles for various magazines and newspapers.


14 Apr 2007, 3pm–5pm

Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road


Current and Future Challenges of Contemporary Chinese Theatre by Lin Kehuan

Lin Kehuan, Director of the Chinese Theatre Literature Association, is a renowned performing arts critic in China and Hong Kong. The positions he has held include Director of China Youth Arts Theatre, Assistant Director at the Chinese Dramatic Arts Research Association and Assistant Director of the Chinese Theatre Literature Association. After graduating from Ji Nan University’s Chinese faculty in 1965, Lin went on to join China Youth Theatre (now known as National Theatre Company of China) as their literature adviser and department head, and was later promoted to Director and Artistic Director of the company. Since his retirement in 2003, he serves as Honorary Director at the Chinese Theatre Literature Association. Over the past 30 years, Lin has contributed over 170 articles on theatre, arts, dance, photography, television, movie, and installation art to journals and publications across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, Japan, Brussels, Singapore and Thailand. He has also been invited to various international arts conferences and festivals in countries in Europe and Asia.

21 Apr 2007, 3pm–5pm

Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road