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"'My Dream:' an Intermedial Turn in Urban Aesthetics and Chinese Cosmopolitanism'
6 October 2013
Please join UCL Comparative Literature for a talk by Haiping Yan (Shanghai Jiaotong University)
Monday October 7, 5pm, Galton Lecture Theatre, 1-19 Torrington Place
Haiping Yan taught at Colorado, Michigan and UCLA, at Cornell's School of Criticism and Theory and as Director of Theatre Studies at Cornell before taking up her current position as Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Media and Society at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Her specialties include comparative drama, theatre and multi-media performance, modernist aesthetics and critical theories, transnational studies of theatre and performance, and modern Chinese literary, cultural and social history. She has authored or edited many books, including Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948 (2006); Theatre and Society: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama (ed. & intro, 1998); Globalization and the Development of Humanistic Studies (ed, 2006); her ten-act historical play Li Shimin, Prince of Qin won China's First Prize for Excellence in Drama in 1980. She has long experience in organizing transnational institutional collaborations, especially focused on globalization and comparative humanities.