Day 1: October 27, 2018
Time/Panel Moderator Presenter Presenter Discussant
08:30-08:50 Registration
08:50-09:00 Opening Speech

Hsieh Hsiao-Mei, Chair of Department of Drama and Theatre

Keynote Speech
Hsieh Hsiao-Mei The Broadway Musical as Global Theatre
Professor David Savran, City University of New York
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

Panel 1

Liang Sun-Chieh Aija Laura Zivitere Must We Take an Artist Literally?
Truth and Non-Truth in Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow Wang Pao-Hsiang
Unsexed Woman and Order Disruption: Euripides’ Medea in Greek Mythology as an Example Liang Sun-Chieh
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

Panel 2

Yung Sai-Shing


The “Polish” and “Ambush” of Anti-Japanese Drama: A Study of New-China Troupe’s Professional Performance Lo Shih-Lung
The Metaphors of Culture and The Reproduction of Myth: A Comparative Perspective on Divine Comedy and Along with the Gods Under the Postmodern Condition Kuo Chiang-Sheng
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Panel 3


John. Y. H.

Sun Mei The Boundary Crossing of a Theatrical Genre under Political Influences in China: the Impact of Spoken Drama on the Xiqu Reform in the 1950s Hsu Ya-Hsiang
Yu Fu-Kai The Construction of “New Play” in the Present-Day North: A Study on the Formation of “New Play Lab” in Tianjin Shen Hui-Ju
Fu Yu-Hui The Process of Modernization with Drastic Changes—— Exploring the Context and Discourse during the Modernization of Traditional Operas by applying the Theory of “Social Drama” Lee Fu-Ping
End of Day 1
Day 2: October 28, 2018
Time/Panel Moderator Presenter Presenter Discussant
08:30-09:00 Registration

Panel 4

Lin Wen-Ling Ge Fei On the Situational Logic of Drama Performance:
Take Shanghai Left-wing Drama in the 1930s as the Object of Study
Chung Joscha
Chen Jian-Cheng Imagination, Reality, and Subjectivity in Edward Bond’s Later Dramatic Theory  

Hsu Walter


Hsieh Hsiao-Mei Mary Zimmerman’s Myth Narrative and Theatre Aesthetic: The Cases of Journey to the West and The White Snake Lin Wen-Ling
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

Panel 5

Perng Ching-Hsi Wang
Symbolic Metaphor and Interpretation of Costume Design in Sunlight after Snowfall Wang Austin
Chao Hsueh-Chun From Bodily Experience to Aesthetic Standard: “HuoQi” in Traditional Theater Performance Lin Yung-Sheng
Chen Fang Play-within-a-play: the Meta Construction in the Xiqu of Ming-Qing Era Perng Ching-Hsi
12:15-13:00 Lunch Break

Panel 6

Chen Ling-Ling Gao Zi-Min One month with No Cars: The Practice and Significance of an Immersively Environmental Theatre Chen Ling-Ling
Ko Li-An The Ruins of History, the History of Ruins: Historical Interpretation in Huang Ming-Chuan’s Flat Tyre Wang Wei-Chi

Panel 7

Wang An-Chi Lin Ho-Yi Patron Saints of Occupations as Local Tutelaries: An Analysis of “Group of Theatre Patron Saints” Seen in the Ritual Performances in Fujian Wang Ai-Ling
Gu Shu-Guang Deleting and Remodeling: A Study of the Version Review and Narrative Strategy of Mei Lanfang’s Forty Years of Stage Life Lin Chih-Li
Yung Sai-Shing Some Reflections about the history of Chinese opera of Hong Kong (1860-1911): Theater, Steamship, and Gramophone Wang An-Chi
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Panel 8

Chi Wei-Jan Hu Ming-Hua On the Historical Memory and Cultural Identity Construction in Lin Huaimin’s Dance Dramas Chang Ivy I-Chu
Hosoi Naoko The Modernization and Globalization in Entertainment Industry—Focusing on “TAISHU ENGEKI” Chu Kun-Liang
17:00-19:00 Closing Banquet
End of Day 2