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We were pleased to finish Asian Theatre WG meeting in Belgrade this July, thank you for all. The meeting was really productive. Fourteen papers were distributed at the meeting, they were really interesting and provoked active discussions. We could reconsider on contemporary Asian theatrical interaction among the Asian fields and enjoyed the discussion. The papers will be on the Web Site for a while, please visit the Site, if you needed. 

Announced at the general discussion in the final day, the anthology of Asian Theatre WG is now editing as hard as possible. It took a long time to finish this after gathering the papers, I’m sorry for this, but please expect this, we, Ravi and me, would finish soon. We are discussing about another new book, we will propose on this soon, too. 

As announced at the same time, the next Asian Theatre WG meeting will be held in Seoul. Professor Meewon Lee, South Korea, will kindly host the meeting at professor’s school, Korean National University of Art. The date will be 21and 22 February, 2019. Please schedule and join us. The further information and Call for Paper will be circulate later, please wait a bit. 

Thank you again, Manila Conference last February and the Belgrade meeting were really successful this year, we hope go to next step in future! 



Program of Asian Theatre WG

9July, 9:0010:30      Theatre in Exile,  Chair Mitsuya Mori

Tsu-Chung Su, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Qibla—A Neverending Story of Migration

 

Meewon Lee, Korean National University of Arts, South Korea

The representative Korean-American Diaspora playwrights

 

Hyunshik Ju, Kyonggi University, South Korea

North Korean Defectors and a Theatre of hospitality

 

9July, 11:0012:30    Theatre in Asian Politics,  Chair Yasushi Nagata

Sir Anril Pineda Tiatco, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Revolution, Documentation, Condemnation: Toward a Genealogy of Political Theatre on the Manila Stage

 

Jessica Yeung, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

A Pan-Asian Peoples Theatre about the Pan-Asian Histories: The Works of Augustine Chiu-yu Mok, Hong Kongs most Famous Anarchist Dramatist

 

Jung-joo Choi, South Korea

The Encounter of Japanese experimental theatre with Korean Contemporary Theatre as in Kim Sujin, Oh Taesok, and Goh Sunwung
 

 

10 July, 14:0015:30 ③  Japanese Regional theatre,  Chair Mitsuya Mori

Kei Hibino, Seikei University, Japan

Theatre That Holds the Self-Reflective Mirror up to Nature: Japanese Local Amateur Theatre Reconsidered

 

Tomoko Goto, Tottori University, Japan

Potentials of Amateur Theater Production in Super Aging Society: A Case Study on Theater Activities by the Elderly
 

11 July, 14:0015:30  Tradition and Contemporary, Chair Hayato Kosuge

Michael Ingham, Lingnan University, Hong Kong,  Kaoru Nakao, Osaka University, Japan

Off, off, you lendings! Come. Unbutton here”: The divestment of authority and the cultivation of hope in Makoto Sato’s reincarnation of Lear with Mügen Nōh elements

 

Wei Feng, Shandong University, China

‘Nothing’ Reshaped: Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs in Classical Chinese Theatre

 

Balakrishna Pillai Anandha Krishnan, University of Hyderabad, India

Classics in Post colonial Indian theatre

 

12 July, 9:0010:30 Asian Diversity,   Chair Anna Thuring

Sebnem Sozer Ozdemir, Duzce University, Turkey

The Aesthetics of Meşk: An Analysis of the Mode of Transmission in Traditional Performing Arts of Turkey

Ursala Maya Tangeberg, Swiss

The World and the Word in two Hands

 

12 July, 16:0017:30  ⑥ Asian Theatre in Memories  Chair Meewon Lee

Anna Thuring, University of Arts Helsinki, Finland

Between East and West? Changing Reception of Asian Performances in Finland

 

Yasushi Nagata, Osaka University, Japan

Representation of Manchuria in Japanese Post War Plays

 

Ravi Chatruverdi, Manipal University, India

King Lear's Migration from Tragedy to Happy Ending &Possibilities of intra-cultural (de)rooting

 

General Discussion: Future of Asian Theatre WG



As the conference committee has sent you acceptance Emails, you have received it, the IFTR annual conference in Belgrade will be held on 9 to 13 July, 2018. And also the Asian Theatre WG meeting will be held there keeping on plan. We have actually 16 papers in this time. The conference has set 7 slots of WG sessions during the conference, we are thinking to allocate all presentations to 6 slots, 9 to 12 July. It means, we should include two or three presentations in a slot, 90 minutes.

The way of the meeting is as usual, means, we explain briefly about your papers at first 5 to 10 min., after that we go straight to discussion on the paper. In order to do this, we should circulate our papers to all participants and read them in advance. So we like to ask you to prepare your papers and presentations as below.

The finished paper, or even draft is OK, but should be not over 4000 words and sent to conveners, Mitsuya Mori, morimit@seijo.ac.jp, and Yasushi Nagata, nagatays@let.osaka-u.ac.jp, until 20 June, 2018. Please keep the deadline.

The allocation of papers is tentative so far as below though, we will have some cancelation just before the conference. As attached the conference program, we hope this helps to your trip or plan.

Schedule Tentative,
1st Session, 9 July, 900-1030
Tsk-Chung Su, Meewon Lee, Hyunshik Ju,

2nd Session, 9 July, 1100-1230
Sir Anril Pineda Tiatco, Jessica Yeung, Jung-joo Choi,

3rd Session, 10 July, 1400-1530
Kei Hibino, Tomoko Goto

4th Session, 11 July, 1400-1530
Michael Ingham & Kaoru Nakao, Wei Feng, Balakrishna Pillai Anandha Krishnan,

5th Session, 900-1030
Sebum Sozer Ozdemir, Ursala Maya Tangeberg

6th Session, 12 July, 1600-1730
Tapati Gupta, Yasushi Nagata, Anna Thuring
General Discussion of our WG’s future


Just finished #IFTRASIA2018, 21-23 February, in University of Philippine Diliman. It was a huge success. The conference focused on theme, Bodies in/and Asian Theatres. The conference was held as IFTR Regional Conference under the collaboration with Asian Theatre Working Group. We are grateful Prof. Sir Anril Pineda Tiatco, Organizer. Thanks to Anril's efforts, the ATWG could contribute to this meaningful conference. Around 60 papers including some keynote speeches were delivered in the conference and also substantial discussion was held. They suggested enough to create some new perspectives of theatre studies in Asia. As the ATWG held two plenary panels in this time, really wonderful and attractive, thank you for all the panelists and discussants. We will hold next Asian Theatre WG meeting in the IFTR Belgrade Conference July, 2018. We expect to be much more attractive for many participants. Anyway, thank you again, Anril and concerned persons at University of the Philippines, Diliman, for all your efforts to hold this wonderful conference.


Asian Theatre Working Group Sao Paulo Meeting ended successfully three weeks ago. I'm sorry for the delay. I was very busy ending semester matters and many meetings as usual. There were no many participants from Asian cities this time though, the meeting was really lovely. We learned and discussed deeply each topics and papers. Sao Paulo was multiracial city as you know, especially many Japanese immigrants resided there and very impressed that they formed large Japanese community. We didn't visit many theatre performance though, I do like to enjoy Japanese theatre performance next time. And we have a good announcement. As we have circulated Call for Paper, many of you are familiar with this, Asian Theatre WG supported IFTR Regional Conference in Manilla next February, 2018. This is jointed conference of our WG, the theme is Bodies in/and Asian Theatres. As you could visit web site of Asian Theatre WG, will you come to join the conference. We will circulate much more detailed information to Members of Asian Theatre WG later. I'm looking forward tossing you in Manila next February! YN from Osaka.

Asian Theatre Working Group Sao Paulo Meeting ended successfully three weeks ago. I'm sorry for the delay. I was very busy ending semester matters and many meetings as usual. There were no many participants from Asian cities this time though, the meeting was really lovely. We learned and discussed deeply each topics and papers. Sao Paulo was multiracial city as you know, especially many Japanese immigrants resided there and very impressed that they formed large Japanese community. We didn't visit many theatre performance though, I do like to enjoy Japanese theatre performance next time. And we have a good announcement. As we have circulated Call for Paper, many of you are familiar with this, Asian Theatre WG supported IFTR Regional Conference in Manilla next February, 2018. This is jointed conference of our WG, the theme is Bodies in/and Asian Theatres. As you could visit web site of Asian Theatre WG, will you come to join the conference. We will circulate much more detailed information to Members of Asian Theatre WG later. I'm looking forward tossing you in Manila next February! YN from Osaka.