Performing Bodies/Gendered Knowledge: A Contemporary Taiwanese Woman Artist's Theatrical Piece Inspired by Classical Chinese Literature

By Yinying Huang.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper analyzes Taiwanese woman artist Fu-lann Tao's performance piece On the Way to the Peony Pavilion, a piece inspired by Ming Dynasty male playwright Hsien-tsu Tang's The Peony Pavilion.

Keywords: The Peony Pavilion, Hsien-tsu Tang, Contemporary Taiwanese Performance, Performing Bodies, Classical Literature, Fu-lann Tao

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp.289-296. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.818MB).

Ms Yinying Huang

Yin-ying Huang is a native of Taiwan. She holds a BA in English Literature from Taiwan University, MA in Performance Studies from New York University, and received her PhD from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA in 2002. From 1993 to 1994, she was an editor of the Performing Arts Review, a magazine published by the National Theatre and Concert Hall in Taipei. She has presented papers at various theatre, dance, performance studies, and visual anthropology conferences at USA, Singapore, China and Taiwan. "May I have This Dance?: Sharing Moving Metaphors of Culture", a performance film she created with Sharon Kornelly and Kathryn Ramey during her stay in Philadelphia, was invited to participate in the Gottingen International Ethnographic Film Festival of Germany, and the Astra International Festival of Romania in 2000. Currently, she is assistant professor of English and Drama at Chang Gung University, Taiwan. Her research interests include Body Theory, Dance Theatre, Asian Performance, Western Theatre History, Theatre Anthropology, and Intercultural Performance.


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