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17th - 20th century

Sophia Tingting Zhao

Sophia Tingting Zhao is a Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University whose research focuses on theater, literature, and contemporary visual art in China. In 2014, the Association for Asian Performance (AAP) awarded her the Emerging Scholars Award based on her analytical research of Chinese Peking opera. In 2012, she was awarded the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad. 

Her major publications include two co-authored books, Annotation of Li Jing Ji, and Annotation of the Poetry on Kun Opera in the Ming Dynasty in Chinese; and numerous articles “A New Explanation of Body Language in Mei Lanfang’s Acting Arts,” “Author/Subaltern Border Crossing: Recuperating Subaltern Subjectivity in The Flowers of War, ” “The Potential of Using Poems as Means for Dialogue: Guo Xiangzheng’s Innovative Appropriation of Li Bai,” “Opera Critics’ Self-construction in Shenbao, ” and “Opera Critics’ Transition of Stance in Shenbao,” etc.

She is currently writing dissertation on Peking Opera. Her dissertation examines the dynamic interaction between Peking opera and the city of Shanghai in their mutual search for a modern identity during 1872-1937. 

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Selected Publications

Books:

Co-Author (with Shanlin Zhao), Annotation of the Poetry on Kun Opera in the Ming Dynasty (明代咏昆曲诗歌选注) , Guo Jia Publishing Co. Forthcoming 2014.

Co-Author (with Shanlin Zhao), Annotation of Li Jing Ji (荔镜记校注) , San Min Shuju. Forthcoming 2014.

 

Journal Articles:

2013 “A New Explanation of Body Language in Mei Lan-fang’s Acting Arts.” Theater Arts

2013 “Author/Subaltern Border Crossing: Recuperating Subaltern Subjectivity in The Flowers of War.” Proceedings of the Image of the Outsider in Literature, Media, and Society

2012 "The Potential of Using Poems as Means for Dialogue: Guo Xiangzheng’s Innovative Appropriation of Li Bai).”  Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

2008 "Opera Critics’ Transition of Stance in Shenbao.” Theater Arts

2007 "The End of a Stanza in Su Shi’s Ci Poetry.” The Science and Education 

2007 "A Four-hundred-year Old Fantastic Melody.” Journal of Kun Opera

2007 "Su Shi’s Ci Poetry and Wei Jin Romance.” Reviews and Research on Chinese Literature

 

Book Chapter:

2010 "Opera Critics’ Self-construction in Shenbao.” Peking Opera and Modern Chinese Society (Culture and Art Publishing House)

 

LANGUAGES

Mandarin Chinese, native proficiency

Classical Chinese, full professional proficiency

Shanghai Dialect, native proficiency

English, full professional proficiency

Japanese, advanced reading knowledge

Korean, fluent knowledge

Spanish, basic knowledge

Russian, basic knowledge

 

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIP

Association for Asian Studies

American Comparative Literature Association

Modern Language Association

Performance Studies International

Chinese Oral and Performing Literature