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Specialty and Research Interests

Shakespeare

Medieval and Renaissance English Literature

Histories of Love, Marriage, Sex, Psychology, and Medicine

Gender


Early Modern Cultural Studies


Visual Art


Intercultural Theatre

Publications

Journal Articles

Paradox of Chinese Nationalism: Two Gentlemen of Verona in Silent Film
NTU Studies in Language and Literature (forthcoming 2010)


"Thou Orphans' Father Art": Shakespeare in Taiwanese and Yue Operas
Shakespeare Yearbook, vol. 17 (forthcoming 2010)

Romantic Semblance and Prohibitive Presence: Green Forest, My Home as a Case-Study of Taiwan's Occidental Myth and Its Discontents
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 10.3 (2009): 422-38 (SSCI Journal)

Love's Disembodiment: Evolution of Lovesickness in Early Modern Medical Texts
Humanitas Taiwanica 70 (2009): 145-78

Vision and Revision of Filial Piety: Analogues and Adaptations of King Lear in Chinese Opera
Journal of Theater Studies, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 2008): 253-82

Teaching Othello in Post-Colonial Taiwan
Journal of the Wooden O Symposium, vol. 2 (2002): 116-26

Relational Antifeminism in Sidney's Arcadia
Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, vol. 41, no. 1 (Winter 2001): 25-48

Book and Book Chapters

Shakespeare in Culture
Co-ed. with Ching-Hsi Perng (Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, forthcoming 2011)

"O Heavy Lightness, O Serious Vanity": Camping Romeo and Juliet in Postcolonial Taiwan
Re-playing Shakespeare in Asia, ed. Poonam Trivedi and Ryuta Minami (London: Routeldge, 2009), 308-23

Macbeth in Chinese Opera
Macbeth: New Critical Essays, ed. Nicholas R. Moschovakis (New York: Routledge, 2008), 276-99

"Ay, So True Love Should Do: It Cannot Speak": The Trafficking of Love Letters in The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Lingua Tsing Hua: A 20th Anniversary Commemorative Anthology (Taipei: Crane, 2003), 17-32

Dissertation

Mimesis of Love: Sir Philip Sidney's "Arcadia"
Ph.D., New York University. Advisor: Leonard Barkan (June 2001)

Review

Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange by Alexander C. Y. Huang
Modern Language Quarterly (forthcoming)

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Scholarly Presentations

Two Gentlemen of Verona in Silent Film
Orienting Shakespeare in East Asia: 5th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, November 2010)

Shakespeare and Taiwan”¦s Chinese Cultural Renaissance, 1966-75
24th Conference of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Los Angeles, August 2010)

Masculinizing Yue Opera with Shakespearean Tragedy
24th Conference of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Los Angeles, August 2010)

”„O Heavy Lightness, O Serious Vanity”¦: Camping Romeo and Juliet in Postcolonial Taiwan
Faculty Colloquium, National Taiwan University (Taipei: May 2010)

Asianizing Shakespeare
Guest lecture, Asian and (Trans)Nation, University of California Irvine (Irvine, February 2010)

Taiwan's Early Shakespeare
Shakespeare in Culture: Fourth Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, November 2009)

Parading Chinese Nationalism with Plum Blossoms: Two Gentlemen of Verona in Chinese Silent Film
Fourth Conference of the British Shakespeare Association (London, September 2009)

Making Shakespeare Universal with Silence
Wooden O Symposium (Cedar City, August 2009)

A Silent Marvel: Queen Elizabeth in Sidney”¦s The Lady of May
Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (Los Angeles, March 2009)

Nothing Shakespearean!: Postcolonial Taiwan's Complex
Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association (San Francisco, December 2008)

Revision of Filial Piety: King Lear and Chinese Opera
Soochow University Drama Art Festival (Taipei, December 2008)

Hamlet and His Women
Guest lecture, Chinese Culture University (Taipei, November 2008)

Hamlet in Yue Opera
Reception and Transformation of English and American Literature in Asia (Taipei, September 2008)

Shakespeare in Taiwan
Inauguration Venture of Taiwan ShakeScene (Taipei, September 2008)

"Deny Thy Father and Refuse Thy Name": Taiwanese Opera's Anti-Shakespeareanism
Renderings: Shakespeare across Continents Conference (Ningbo, September 2008)

Shakespeare's Star-Crossed Lovers in Taiwanese Opera
MRG Colloquium on Asian Performance (Irvine, January 2008)

A Survey on Shakespeare Performances in Taiwan 2007
2007 Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, November 2007)

Romeo and Juliet Camped: Two Taiwanese Examples
46th Conference of the Japan Shakespeare Society (Tokyo, October 2007)

"In Thunder, Lightning, or in Rain?": Shakespeare Recontextualized in China and Taiwan
Shakespeare in East Asia Conference at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, April 2007)


"What's in a Name?": Westerner Complex in GreenForest, My Home: A Story of Love and Faith

Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association (Boston, April 2007)

Westerner Complex in Green Forest, My Home
NTU DFLL Faculty Colloquium (Taipei, January 2007)

Redefining Filial Piety: King Lear in Chinese Opera
2006 Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, October 2006)

Love, Desire, Anger, and Folly: Lear's Looking Glass
Legend Twenty Lecture Series (Taipei, September 2006)


Truth via Falsehood: Hilliard's Defense of Limning
Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (Irvine, April 2006)

Sidney's Presence in Hilliard's Arte of Limning
Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (San Francisco, April 2006)

Macbeth in Chinese Opera
Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Performance, ATHE (San Francisco, July 2005)

Assimilation, Transfiguration, and Registration: Shakespeare in Taiwanese and Yue Operas
Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association (Philadelphia, December 2004)

A Defence of Shakespeare: Taiwan Politics
2004 NTU Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, December 2004)

Deare Eyes: Visual Investment in Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (New York, April 2004)

Painting Ghost and Spirit in Natural Colors: The Kingdom of Desire, a Chinese Opera Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth
Annual Conference of the Group of Early Modern Cultural Studies (Newport Beach, October 2003)

Teaching Othello in Post-Colonial Taiwan
Wooden O Symposium, Utah Shakespearean Festival (Cedar City, August 2002)

Marvel of Little Good and No Consequence: Queen Elizabeth in The Lady of May
Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (Los Angeles, April 2002)

Origins of Gender in the West, Part I: Christianity

Gest lecture, Introduction to Gender Studies, General Education Course, Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, March 2002)

Origins of Gender in the West, Part II: Medicine and Anatomy
Guest lecture, Introduction to Gender Studies, General Education Course, Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, March 2002)

The Medical Tradition of Eros
FLL Annual Scholarly Talk, National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, November 2001)

Reversing Homer and Petrarch: An Intertextual Reading of Sidney's Helen in? the New Arcadia

Panel Organizer and Panelist
Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (Stanford, April 2001)


Woman-Free: Euarchus and the Fashioning of Masculinity in Sidney's Arcadia
Annual Meeting of the Group of Early Modern Cultural Studies (Newport, November 1998)

The Polarization of Phantasia and the Disembodiment of Love: Renaissance Rhetoric of Love
Annual Meeting of the Group of Early Modern Cultural Studies (Pittsburgh, November 1996)

Recent and Current Projects

ShakeScene Asia Database and Forum (in preparation)

Taiwan Shakespeare Database (in progress)

Humanities Book Acquisition Project: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Drama and Theatre (co-investigator, National Science Council, 2009-2011)

Staging Shakespeare in Contemporary Taiwan (National Science Council, 2008-2010)

NTU Shakespeare Forum (National Taiwan University, 2006-2010)

Taiwan Literature and Culture: Dialogues with the World (National Taiwan University, 2006-2010)

Shakespeare in Chinese Opera: A Generic Approach (National Science Council, 2005-2006)

Renaissance Perspective: Aesthetics, Poetics, and the Theatre (National Science Council, 2003-2005)

Woman, Love, and Text: Three Studies in Renaissance England (National Science Council, 2002-2003)

Professional Services

Coordinator
NTU Shakespeare Forum (2006-present)

Organizer
Shakespeare in Culture: Fourth Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, November 2009)

Commentator
2008 Conference on Taiwan Modern Theatre (Taipei, October 2008)

Organizer
Taiwan ShakeScene Inauguration Venture (Taipei, September 2008)

Organizing Committee
Reception and Transformation of English and American Literature in Asia Conference (Taipei, September 2008)

Organizer
2007 Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, November 2007)

Organizer
2006 Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, October 2006)

Commentator
2006 Conference on Taiwan Modern Theatre (Taipei, October 2006)

Presider
Sidney at Kalamazoo 2001, International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, May 2001)

Panel Organizer
Transplantation and Transformation of Petrarchan Poetic in Renaissance England
Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (Stanford, April 2001)

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