Sophia Tingting Zhao
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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.
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.
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
2010 "Opera Critics’ Self-construction in Shenbao.” Peking Opera and Modern Chinese Society (Culture and Art Publishing House)
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
Association for Asian Studies
American Comparative Literature Association
Modern Language Association
Performance Studies International
Chinese Oral and Performing Literature