We just finished Asian Theatre Working Group Stockholm Meeting!
The WG meeting was really exciting and greatly success. We received over 30 applicants at first this time, so we was forced to move many of these to other sessions, General Panel, WG curated panel and Joint panel with other WGs. It’s really pity we didn’t accept all papers in WG sessions, however, it became really useful, informative and learning one. It seems to me the papers were discussed in variable angles and concerns. And also the papers described not only Asian theatre’s drama, directing or acting methodology, but its intercultural discourse, postcolonial conciseness and a kind of inter-asian mythology. As a result, the papers, Asian theatres and performances past and present, have greatly expressed the diversity of their roots, faces and functions. Thank you again for your attending and discussion.
We will prepare next WG meeting in Jaipur, as we have talked about. We will make things detailed clear, we will inform all of you soon. Please wait for a while. And of course, I will finish editing an anthology in this summer, I’m so sorry to take such a long time to do this, you will could see this in this year. We talked about the next, means second anthology, at the last session, we think to go ahead next year. It’s happy to hold some papers in Singapore colloquium and Stockholm this time together to this second one. We will announce you all about this soon.
We will upload some reports and photos to Web site or FB, please wait a bit we will do these gradually over time. So thank you again, and see you next time!

Asian Theatre Working Group Stockholm Meeting, Program

13 June, Monday

  • 9:00~10:30
  • 11:00~12:30
  • 14:00~15:30

14 June, Tuesday

  • 9:00~10:30

16 June, Thursday

  • 10:30~12:30
  • 16:00~17:30

9:00~10:30, 13 June, Monday , Contemporary Asian Puppet and Marionette theatre

Lia Wenching LIANG

Taiwan, National Tsing Hua University

“March on, join bravely”: Wang Chia-ming’s first Journey with Shakespearei’s Richard III


Seokhun CHOI

South Korea, Yonsei University, South Korea

Breakdance, Video, and Stage Presence: The Role of Media in the Live Performance of The Marionette, a Popular Korean B-Boy Show



11:00~12:30, 13 June, Monday, Intercultural Asian Theatre Past and Present            

Shih-Lung LO

Taiwan, Paul Valery University-Montpellier III, France

From Adrienne Lecouvreur to Yun Caixia: Adaptation of French Well-Made Play on the Modern Chinese Stage


Tsu-Chung SU

Taiwan, National Taiwan Normal University

Asian Theatre or Otherwise: A Revisit of Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata



14:00~15:30, 13 June, Monday, Asian Aesthetic of theatre and Performance

Yingying XIAO

Chinese, University Normal of Nanjing

Who is and where is the real subject of perceive in the aesthetic process?



Republic of Korea, Korean Theatre Studies Association(Seoul, Korea)

Performing the Aesthetics of Zen Buddhism: Asian Performances of ‘Non-duality(不二)


9:00~10:30, 14 June, Tuesday, History of Asian Theatre and Modernity            

Jonah SALZ & Rachel Payne

USA, Ryukoku university

Borders and bridges: adventures in mapping Japanese theatre history



India, S N School of Arts & Communication University

Nationalism, Modernity and Knowledge Production: Shaping the Terrain of Modern Theatre in Post Colonial India


Meewon LEE

Korea (south), Korean National University of Arts

Modernization, the pivotal turning point of Korean theatre History



10:30~12:30, 16 June, Thurday, Traditional Theatre in Asia          

Hsiao-Mei HSIEH

Taiwan, National Taiwan University

Experimental Traditional Theatre in Taiwan: The Emergence of Taiwanese New Xiqu




Fictive Femininity on Stage Physical Techniques in Asian Classical Theatre and Dance Traditions


Hyunshik JU

South Korea, Institute of Media Arts Culture, Kyonggi University

Traditional Korean Masked Dance Drama and Historiography of Emotions


Tove Johanna Bjoerk

Finland, Saitama University

The Literacy of an Early Modern Kabuki Actor – Browsing the Library of Ichikawa Danjūrō II



16:00~17:30, 16 June, Thurday, Performing Asian Past and Society          


Iran, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Branch

The role of theater in voicing Iranian history based on the analysis of Bahram Beyza’ee’s drama


Yasushi NAGATA

Japanese, Osaka University

Performing Asian Geographical Past: on Production of ‘Sealing Betal Palm’ by Karagumi, 1992


Kirstin PAUKA

German, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Contemporary Balinese =Wayang Listrik (shadow theatre) as an reinterpretation of the theatrical past: a case study of the UHM Asian Theatre Program production of “Subali-Sugriwa-Battle of the Monkey Kings”.








Joint Panel with Religion and Performance WG              

Kumara Swamy GADDA

Telangana Samskruthika Sarathi(TSS), India

Mythical Narratives clad in Ritual Performance, Configuring community identity: A study of Mallanna Katha(Stories) of Komuravelli in Telangana, India



Sponsored Panel, Presenting Korean Past in Post-colonial Age

Chair: Meewon LEE


Jung Gyung SONG

Yonsei University, South Korea

The Diasporic Trauma as a Cornerstone of Julia Cho’s The Architecture of Loss


Ka-eul YOO

Yonsei University, South Korea

Politics of Remembering the Dynamics of GI Towns in Korea in Ilgopzipmae


Sang Woo Lee, Korea University, South Korea

To Challenge the Conventions in Colonial Korea : The Case of An actress Yoon Shim-duk



Moving to General Panel                  

Chair: Yasushi NAGATA


Tapati GUPTA

Calcutta University, Indian

Performing Narrative: Tradition & Modernity



University of the Arts Helsinki – Theatre Academy, Finnish

The Heroic Body of Asia: Reflections on Presenting Asian Warriors on Western Stage


Hayato KOSUGE,

Keio University, Japan

Staging Past Disasters with Butoh Dance: Ohno Yoshito’s “Flower and Bird/Inside and Outside” (2015)