Staging China

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Abstract

Network partners

The project is a cross sector partnership between universities and the theatre area of the cultural industries. The core institutions will be represented on the steering committee: the Universities of Leeds, Newcastle, Zhejiang, Nanjing, California Davis, British Columbia, and Queensland with the Royal Shakespeare Company, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Sichuan Peoples' Art Theatre. These institutions are leaders in their fields with international profiles which will be further enhanced by this proposed network. The RSC's first production of a Chinese play 'The Orphan of Zhao' (a 13th century classical play based on historical events during 600-500BC yet with period transcending themes) provides a good topic for the network to examine how China and Chinese culture are presented in intracultural, intercultural and transcultural theatre productions, and how languages and translations play a key role in stage productions to form or to alter people's perception of others' cultures.

Academic outputs in the funding period (01/2013 - 08/2014)

We will carry out conventional and practice-led research (University of Leeds is an international leader for both), workshops for the future plan of the repository of stage productions, development of curricula on translating Chinese drama, and practical work involving professionals and general public. Through these activities, the network attempts to seek answers to the following research questions and related issues, allowing for further definition, clarification or alteration during the course of the project.

Primary question and related issues

How is China constructed and projected through intra/inter/trans-cultural stage productions in Chinese (including different dialects) and in English, and how can research into languages and translations contribute to understanding of the perceptions of China?

To answer the overarching question, the following will be addressed through proposed activities:

1. Why has the ancient play 'The Orphan' (first written in the 13th century based on historical events during 600-500BC) fascinated so many artists? What images do various Chinese productions (in the styles of indigenous song-dance theatre, Western-inspired spoken drama and Western opera) and now that of the RSC's attempt to create? How can a classical Chinese play be made relevant to today's British/ Chinese youth and how do we tackle language, culture and generation barriers?

2. Is 'translation' involved in theatre even within China's own territories? Does 'translation' only mean 'verbal rendition' and what happens when a written text transfers to performance and travels from one regional genre to another in different dialects and stage vocabulary? What levels of translation are involved when an English poet adapts 'The Orphan' to be directed and performed by British artists? How does the intracultural encounter contribute to the intercultural work?

3. How does theatre shape perception of China and Chinese culture through the languages and translations it involves?

4. What skills gaps exist in the UK, and what strategies exist to fill those gaps i.e. to help students build the capacity to tackle complicated language and culture issues in translations? The introduction of a new module 'Translating Chinese Drama' at Newcastle University will serve as a case study.

5. How can intercultural theatres develop, based on a genuine dialogue in the highly complex global cultural landscape, engaging issues from broader perspectives involved in languages and translations?

6. How can digital technology be used to share knowledge and expertise on Chinese theatre and to enrich international and intercultural engagement?

Planned Impact

Cultural and social impact is embedded in the engagement of policy makers, creative & cultural industries professionals, theatre audiences and school pupils. Given current global dynamics, cross-cultural understanding between China and the West is of unprecedented significance. The use of culture by the Chinese government as an efficient tool is more explicit than in the UK, and understanding this is important for those directly involved in government and corporate decision-making and for an increasing number of citizens who find themselves working together in diverse contexts. It is exemplified by the initial contact that the RSC made to the PI when the company was considering to produce a Chinese play. It is evident that a network like this is demanded by the arts sector. The project offers an efficacious mechanism to improve cross-cultural understanding in a genuinely transnational and dialogic setting. Understanding how theatrical translation can influence inter-national perceptions is a valuable tool for public and private organisations.
The University of Leeds has robust and innovative methods for the support of knowledge exchange and impact activity. It has recently invested £850k in each of the PI and CI's Faculties to establish two transformational research projects - 'Arts Engaged' and 'Culture, Society, Innovation' - supported by a team of impact research fellows. These two projects are linked by a HEIF funded 'Creative Exchange Hub' and dedicated business manager who works with the School/Faculty Director of 'Innovation and Impact' to link research to business and public engagement. The system provides personnel and financial resources. Cross sector partnerships are a key strategy in the pursuit of the creation and dissemination of knowledge. For example, both Faculties are leading members of DARE the University's contractual partnership with Opera North, both have a successful record in AHRC collaborative doctorates, both provide regular consultancy t the cultural industries. Commercialisation opportunities - audience development, the application of drama within social/community education - are actively sought. Both PI and CI are experienced in working with partners from the third sector.
Among the proposed activities, 1 and part of 2 will cover exhibition, workshop, and roundtable discussion of productions and interpretations of a classical Chinese play The Orphan including that of the RSC. Participants - school pupils, theatre professionals and the general public - will gain knowledge of the Chinese morality of sacrifice, friendship, bravery and justice, and be challenged to ponder the relevance of, and connections between, cultural heritage and contemporary life. Activity 6 focuses on two theatre companies in the UK and in China. By helping the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Sichuan People's Art Theatre achieve an intercultural production, individual artists and audiences will gain tremendous knowledge about the other's culture. The two companies will use the project to understand the ways in which such international development could be made an integral part of their respective structures and repertoires. Theatre in Education is a new and sought after aspect of drama in China. It is one of the strengths of the WYP and UoL, and the SPAT will particularly consider how the UK approaches can be transferred and sustained after the project.
The Cao Yu project, in which the PI, CI and many partners have been involved, continues in the UK, North America and in China. Due to its variety of activities of exhibition, film screening, public lecture and performance, the project has impact on people at different levels. Initial dialogue has started between the network and the Shanghai cultural sector about adopting it as a model of culture outreach.
The planned future development of repository of stage productions, which will be used by academics, theatre professionals and the general public, will sustain this impact.

Organisations

 
Title Poison, Northern Stage, Newcastle, May 2014 
Description A theatrical production of a newly translated Chinese play. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Stimulating thinking. More understanding of translating cultures. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeiQntkaFNY
 
Title The Orphan of Zhao - Ten Productions/ Ten Projections of China 
Description This exhibition considers ten productions of The Orphan of Zhao which were created by practitioners from three countries - China, Korea and Britain - and span a range of theatrical genres: Chinese regional operas; Chinese spoken drama, Chinese opera in the Western style; as well as the recent English-language dramatization by the Royal Shakespeare Company. These diverse productions not only retell an ancient story of an orphan in China, but also enlighten us about the intriguing fluidity and continuity of human culture. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Stimulating thinking. More understanding. Request for more involvement. 
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/library/performing-china-on-the-global-stage/orphan-exhibition/
 
Description We have examined how China is presented in intracultural, intercultural and transcultural theatre productions. We have developed a network among arts and humanities academics, students and practitioners to explore how Chinese theatre can be a 'cultural bridge' to build genuine dialogue and mutual understanding of cultural heritages, languages, narratives, values, beliefs and histories.
We have made improvements to academic practice of theatrical translation through practice-led research. The academics and postgraduate translation students from the Universities of Queensland Australia and Newcastle UK are engaged in translating classic and contemporary Chinese plays previously unavailable in English. Selection is an aspect of the Staging China Research Network. The drafts are then given to the stage@leeds theatre company who use script in hand and complete performances (with an audience drawn from translation disciplines and from theatre academics and professionals) to interrogate the process of the cultural translation in regard both to the representation of the cultural identity and the cultures of the theatres.
We have constructed a digital library of resources for educators and theatre professionals wishing to access Chinese theatre, Chinese cultural identity and Chinese Studies in general.
Exploitation Route The methodology relating to translation of theatrical works can be used by other translators and theatre practitioners. The digital library of resources will be available for educators and theatre professionals wishing to access Chinese theatre, Chinese cultural identity and Chinese Studies in general.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk
 
Description Development of Zhejiang University's Drama Centre under a Chinese Government Grant
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Reference in Royal Shakespeare Company plans for the translation of the works of Shakespeare into Mandarin
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact A new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China took place to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. This was a new project that Staging China developed from 2014-16. At the centre of the project was a newly-created stage production A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's Dreaming Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji). The play premiered on 27 July 2016 in Leeds, before moving on to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (5-13 August) followed by a tour of China (12-28 September), where it was performed in Shanghai, Beijing and Fuzhou (Tang Xianzu's hometown taking part in the International Festival of Tang Xianzu's plays). The performances attracted large audiences of approximately 800 in the UK and 1500 in China. Speaking at the Leeds premiere in July 2016, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming described the play as "a creative interpretation of Shakespeare's and Tang's classic works. This ingenious re-production transcends time and culture, and brings two literary masters to the same stage." The project sent Professor Martin Butler, a famous Shakespearean to China to give a lecture tour at 6 universities, 1 school and at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. Audiences were over 2000. Pairing this activity, a Chinese professor on Tang Xianzu, Zou Yuanjiang, had a lecture at 4 British universities and attracted a good media coverage. Responding to this activity, the Chinese Embassy in the UK also invited him to give a talk on Tang Xianzu for the Embassy employees to improve their own understanding of China's literary master. Later, Chinese Embassy has also helped the project to gain financial support from Chinese companies. The project has attracted a large media coverage dating from March to October 2016, over 100 pieces.
URL http://www.chinese-embassy.org.uk/eng/ambassador/t1385222.htm
 
Description influence on Cultural Section, Chinese Embassy Report proposing increased theatre exchange
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk
 
Description Chinese Theatre and Performance, part of Language and Culture for the New Generation of Leading Researchers in East Asian Studies: Networks, Internships and
Amount £25,625 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/K00008X/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2012 
End 02/2014
 
Description Chinese Theatre, part of the Language and Culture for the New Generation of Leading Researchers in East Asian Studies: Partnerships, Networks and Training
Amount £37,580 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/L006758/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 02/2015
 
Description Enhanced Student Engagement in the Performing /Staging China network (1)
Amount £3,988 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2011 
End 04/2013
 
Description Enhanced Student Engagement in the Performing /Staging China network (2)
Amount £4,638 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2012 
End 05/2013
 
Description International symposium: Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture
Amount € 15,000 (EUR)
Organisation Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Taiwan, Province of China
Start 02/2013 
End 01/2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Bank of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 07/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu
Amount £3,410 (GBP)
Organisation Sino-British Fellowship Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu
Amount £11,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cathay Pacific Airlines 
Sector Private
Country Hong Kong
Start 08/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Shakesperae lecture tour in China
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 829458 British Council 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 04/2016
 
Description Supplement to LBAS Development Funding Scheme - Language and Culture for the New Generation of Leading Researchers in East Asian Studies: Networks, Internships and Knowledge Exchange
Amount £17,540 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/K00008X/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2012 
End 02/2013
 
Title Digital Library of Chinese Theatre 
Description Digital library storing visual and bi-lingual written research materials (e.g. primary sources for specific productions, academic critques) related to Chinese theatre to provide archtypes for further research and for dissemination to range of end users including academics, theatre professionals, cultural educators. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To be commented on as Digital Library is made live in 2015. 
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk
 
Title Practice led approach to the processes of translation of culture through theatre 
Description The academics and postgraduate translation students from the Universities of Queensland Australia and Newcastle UK are engaged in translating classic and contemporary Chinese plays previously unavailable in English. Selection is an aspect of the Staging China Research Network. The drafts are then given to the stage@leeds theatre company who use script in hand and complete performances (with an audience drawn from translation disciplines and from theatre academics and professionals) to interrogate the process of the cultural translation in regard both to the representation of the cultural identity and the cultures of the theatres. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Improvements to academic practice of theatrical translation and to the English language theatre professionals Resource bank development for educators and theatre professionals wishing to access Chinese theatre and Chinese cultural identity 
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk
 
Title Digital Library of Chinese Theatre 
Description Digital library storing visual and bi-lingual written research materials (e.g. primary sources for specific productions, academic critques) related to Chinese theatre to provide archtypes for further research and for dissemination to range of end users including academics, theatre professionals, cultural educators. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To comment on when Digital Library is live in 2015. 
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk
 
Title Staging China Research Network 
Description Website which provides detail (much bi-lingual) of all activities within this AHRC research project within the wider context of the international research network itself. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact International knowledge of the project and of its potential; development by members in parallel of original research and of its dissemination; source to influence educators, academics, cultural organisations and public attitude towards Chinese culture and theatre 
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk
 
Description Colloquium Translating 21st Century Chinese Drama, Newcastle University May 2014 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of director and actors for performance of translated play Director led post performance discussion on issues of theatrical translation across cultures Support for playwright to attend the colloquium
Collaborator Contribution Organisation and hosting of event Provision of MA students to translate text Organisation and chairing of seminar session on translation
Impact first English translation of play material for digital library refining of methodology for theatrical translation
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Border Crossings
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Hang Seng Management College
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Hubei Experimental Huaguxi Theatre
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Nanjing University (NJU)
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation National Central University Taiwan
Country Taiwan, Province of China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation National Centre for Performing Arts, China
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation National Theatre Company of China
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation No. 2 Yuju Opera Troupe of Henan Province
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Opera North
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Royal Shakespeare Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Shanghai Theatre Academy
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Shanghai Yue Opera Theater
Country China 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Sichuan Peoples' Arts Theatre, Chengdu
Country China 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department stage@leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation University of Queensland
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation West Yorkshire Playhouse
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Zhejiang University
Department Hebei Drama Society
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Symposium Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture March 2013 
Organisation Zhejiang University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium leadership, management and hosting, chairing of Day 1: sessions 1&2; chairing of Day 2: sessions 1&2&3&4
Collaborator Contribution Day 1: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 1: session 3: physical workshop led by Royal Shakespeare Company director Day 1: session 4: physical workshop led by National Theatre Company of China director Day 2: sessions 1 & 2: review workshops - chapters for edited books, one in Chinese and one in English Day 2: session 3: roundtable discussion on contemporary theatre Day 2: session 4; presentations on The Orphan of Zhao, presentations on contemporary western theatrical representations of China; panel
Impact Two books, one in English, one in Chinese Exhibition of presentations (videos and banners) on versions of The Orphan of Zhao Material for the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2012
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Bank of China
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation British Council
Department British Council in China
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation China Eastern Airlines
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Fudan University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Fuzhou Municipal Government
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Nankai University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department The Confucius Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Royal Shakespeare Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Shanghai Theatre Academy
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Sino-British Fellowship Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Department Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation University of International Business and Economics
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Organisation Zhejiang University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Staging China project has developed a new international practice-led research project in collaboration with other faculties at the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. At the centre of the project was a newly-created back-to-back performance 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough' based on famous works of the two playwrights which shared an overarching theme of 'dreaming.' The creative team at UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while staff at the University of Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'Dream Under the Southern Bough (Nanke Ji)'.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with Staging China. See above.
Impact 3 publications 2 lecture tours 4 seminars 2 workshops 1 stage production
Start Year 2014
 
Description The Orphan of Zhao: Workshops for Schools January 2013 
Organisation Royal Shakespeare Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Li led workshops for Royal Shakespeare Company staff and A Level/BTEC Theatre Studies students. The focus was the play The Orphan of Zhao, first Chinese classic in the RSC repertoire. The students were introduced to archetypal Chinese theatricality, and explored cultural approaches to the concepts of sacrifice, friendship, bravery, justice and evil as portrayed in the play. Workshops included lecture, physical movement and creative writing. Outcomes: understanding of Chinese culture by English youth via theatrical exploration; new development in the RSC outreach work.
Collaborator Contribution n/a
Impact Outcomes: understanding of Chinese culture by English youth via theatrical exploration; new development in the RSC outreach work. Primary data from workshop participants
Start Year 2011
 
Description Theatre and children's education: Chengdu May/June 2013 
Organisation Sichuan Peoples' Arts Theatre, Chengdu
Country China 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Susan Daniels (Co-I) : lecture to teachers, education department officials & theatre professionals on drama/theatre in the UK school system co-leadership of drama workshop for primary children in school developing a proposal for the development of a piece of children's theatre between SPAT and WYP, supported by StagingChina
Collaborator Contribution James Brining (Artistic Director of WYP) lecture to teachers, education department officials; theatre professionals on UK professional theatre and its links with schools and young people co-leadership of drama workshop for primary children in school developing a proposal for the development of a piece of children's theatre between SPAT & WYP, supported by StagingChina SPAT Co-ordination of visit and chairing of sessions with the Cultural Office and school developing a proposal for the development of a piece of children's theatre between SPAT & WYP, supported by StagingChina Cultural Office Facilitation of visit to Chengdu and the work with teachers, education department officials & theatre professionals
Impact Proposal for joint work and staff exchange visits between the two theatres for 2015/16
Start Year 2012
 
Description Theatre and children's education: Chengdu May/June 2013 
Organisation West Yorkshire Playhouse
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Susan Daniels (Co-I) : lecture to teachers, education department officials & theatre professionals on drama/theatre in the UK school system co-leadership of drama workshop for primary children in school developing a proposal for the development of a piece of children's theatre between SPAT and WYP, supported by StagingChina
Collaborator Contribution James Brining (Artistic Director of WYP) lecture to teachers, education department officials; theatre professionals on UK professional theatre and its links with schools and young people co-leadership of drama workshop for primary children in school developing a proposal for the development of a piece of children's theatre between SPAT & WYP, supported by StagingChina SPAT Co-ordination of visit and chairing of sessions with the Cultural Office and school developing a proposal for the development of a piece of children's theatre between SPAT & WYP, supported by StagingChina Cultural Office Facilitation of visit to Chengdu and the work with teachers, education department officials & theatre professionals
Impact Proposal for joint work and staff exchange visits between the two theatres for 2015/16
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop and classes: Cao Yu, the Canadian Adaptation of Sunrise and Cultural Translation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada January 2014 
Organisation University of British Columbia
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution critique of script-in-hand workshop in respect of the concept of cultural translation class for MA students on theatre and cultural translation
Collaborator Contribution hosting and chairing of the workshop professional personnel for script-in-hand activity
Impact refined methodology for script-in-hand cultural translation
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop and classes: Cao Yu, the Canadian Adaptation of Sunrise and Cultural Translation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada January 2014 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department stage@leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution critique of script-in-hand workshop in respect of the concept of cultural translation class for MA students on theatre and cultural translation
Collaborator Contribution hosting and chairing of the workshop professional personnel for script-in-hand activity
Impact refined methodology for script-in-hand cultural translation
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation Nanjing University (NJU)
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation National Academy of Chinese Dramatic Arts
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation National Central University Taiwan
Department Black Box Theatre
Country Taiwan, Province of China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department stage@leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation Xiamen University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation Zhejiang Jingu Company
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation Zhejiang Kunju Company
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation Zhejiang Little Hundred Flowers Yueju Company
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation Zhejiang Spoken Drama Company
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Description Workshop-Seminar: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues November 2013 
Organisation Zhejiang University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for the architecture and governance of the Digital library
Collaborator Contribution Critique of the architecture and governance of the Digital Library from academics and professional theatre companies
Impact Agreement on baseline architecture and governance of the Digital Library Identification of content for the Digital Library
Start Year 2012
 
Title Digital Library 
Description A digital library of Chinese theatrical productions and associated materials. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact New resources available to academic, professional and public audiences.
 
Description A Conversation with theatre director Lin Zhaohua: Shakespeare in contemporary China, Edinburgh, August 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lin Zhaohua's Coriolanus produced by the Beijing People's Art Theatre, an equivalent to the Royal Shakespeare Company, was invited to perform at the 2013 Edinburgh International Arts Festival. The public interview sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Many expressed their interest in seeing the play and will want to know more about Shakespeare in China and the current Chinese cultural environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description A conversation with theatre practitioners Wu Hsing-kuo and Lin Hsiu-wei, Asia House, London, August 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Enthusiasm for knowing more of Taiwanese performing arts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23789997
 
Description Chinese theatrical elements in English Shakespeare performances, Zhejiang University, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

More knowledge of Chinese theatre in the West.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Colloquium Translating 21st Century Chinese Drama, Newcastle University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk and the performance sparked questions and discussion afterwards, leading to the organization of a further event.

Purpose of and approaches to tranlating cultures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Jingju (Beijing Opera): Breathing New Life into the Tradition, University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

More knowledge of Chinese theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Justice, revenge and friendship in the Chinese play The Orphan of Zhao, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Hand-on experience of Chinese theatre

Participants found the one day workshop useful, because it helped them see the Chinese concept of sacrifice, friendship, bravery, justice and evil embedded in this revenge play.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Kunju Opera workshop, University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Understanding of another theatrical genre.

After the workshop participants are interested in learning more non-mainstream theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Mei Lanfang and Modern China, University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

More interest in the Chinese theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Pilot of Digital Library of Chinese Theatre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chinese theatre is an exciting subject with dynamic complexities. Different theatre styles (see the diagram below) including Western-inspired spoken drama, the indigenous or traditional song-dance forms (including nearly 300 codified local genres) and other theatrical forms present daunting problems. Differences in language and culture raise barriers not found in dance and music.
Compared to the increasingly successful discipline of Chinese cinema that emerged in the 1980s, primary sources in Chinese theatre are largely inaccessible for researchers, theatre practitioners and the general public. This pilot of the Digital Library of Chinese Theatre offered by 'Staging China' attempts to see if electronic stage productions with bilingual annotation/ critical essays would be useful for non-Chinese native speakers or Chinese speakers with limited knowledge of theatre to further a preliminary interest in the subject. The pilot mainly offers samples of the Western-inspired form of modern spoken drama and the indigenous/traditional song-dance theatre.

There are 4 main works in the pilot:
• The Story of Gong and Drum Lane (spoken drama, bilingual-subtitled).
• A scene from The Orphan of Zhao (yueju or shaoxingxi, one local genre in xiqu, the large family of the traditional song-dance theatre, bilingual-subtitled)
• The Sun is Not for Us (2011 & 2012). This is a newly created work in English based on the stories of female characters in 4 canonical plays written by Chinese dramatist Cao Yu to commemorate the playwright's centenary. It was performed in Leeds, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured China.
• A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough (2016). This production in English was co-produced by University of Leeds (UK) and University of International Business and Economics (China) to celebrate the 400 years of cultural legacy of two great playwrights: William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. The Chinese side adapted Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, while the British group worked on a contemporary response to Tang's Nanke Ji. The young people's sensitivity and emotional expression were reflected in their interpretation of classics from each other's culture. It was performed in Leeds, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured China.
Each production contains its own available documents, such as programmes, critical reviews, images and so on.

Surrounding these 4 major productions, there are introductions to 1) huaju, the Western-inspired modern spoken drama and 2) xiqu, the indigenous/traditional song-dance theatre. In order to give viewers an idea of the large spectrum of different styles of xiqu (the Chinese song-dance theatre), a variety have been logged. Some are highly stylised while others are closer to everyday life, yet they still use songs as their means of expression. The pilot thus offers over thirty short clips of different regional genres: some of which are taken from the genres' traditional repertoire while others are from newly written plays. Even within the newly written plays, some are based on historical stories whilst others present contemporary lives on the stage. These short clips are provided with brief introductions to the genre and the scenario of the play from which the clips are made.

For one of the core works The Orphan of Zhao, this pilot also offers short clips or still images of 11 different versions of the same play, among which some are in the huaju form, some are in the xiqu style, and one is a Chinese Western operatic adaptation. There are three non-Chinese productions from Nigeria (Drama Section, Ahmadu Bello University, 1979), Korea (Michoo Theatre Company, 2006) and Britain (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2012).

For those who want to read more research work on the Chinese theatre can see two attached documents. One contains books, articles, reviews, theatre productions and exhibitions during the last twenty years by colleagues who have closely worked with Staging China project since 2012. The other is a reference list compiled by Steven Siyuan Liu on the traditional song-dance theatre.
Some feedbacks:
From academia:
1. It's too bad I am not teaching anymore now all these wonderful facilities are available. I immediately forwarded the link to the person in Leiden who teaches Chinese literature and performance.
2. What a great contribution to the scholarship! I will share it with my students.
From practitioners:
1. I just cannot imagine anything more useful at the present time.... please, please, keep on adding performances. This is one great advantage of Chinese theater, that it is all recorded!
2. I browsed the website with keen interest .What pleasure you will be giving to a host of people by your great love's labor. I'm listening to the Yueju (Xiaoxing) The Butterfly Lovers. We look at Chinese theatre in different ways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://chinesetheatre.leeds.ac.uk/
 
Description Purpose and the layout of the future repository (theatre companies, university teachers), Hangzhou, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Concrete steps towards the plan of an electronic Chinese theatre library.

After the workshop/seminar, theatre practitioners asked in what way their work could be better disseminated internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact To mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and the Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, Staging China organised an international practice-led research project organized between University of Leeds in Britain and the University of International Business and Economics in China to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the two great playwrights. At the centre of the project, there was the stage production 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough'. From two texts with the overarching theme of 'dreaming', students and staff from two universities created a new work. The creative team at the UIBE presented a piece inspired by the young lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' while Leeds offered a contemporary response to Tang Xianzu's 'The Dream under the Southern Bough' (Nanke Ji).

The play premiered on 27 July 2016 in Leeds, before moving on to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (5-13 August) followed by a tour of China (12-28 September), where it was performed in Shanghai, Beijing and Fuzhou (Tang Xianzu's hometown taking part in the International Festival of Tang Xianzu's plays). The performances attracted large audiences of approximately 800 in the UK and 1500 in China. Speaking at the Leeds premiere in July 2016, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming described the play as 'a creative interpretation of Shakespeare's and Tang's classic works. This ingenious re-production transcends time and culture, and brings two literary masters to the same stage.'

In order to extend the reach of the project, the team organised an accompanying series of lectures, seminars and workshops in the UK and China on Shakespeare, Tang Xianzu and the Chinese theatre. The project sent a Shakespearean Professor Martin Butler from Leeds (School of English) to China to give lectures on Shakespeare and Film in 4 cities at 6 universities, a school and Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre; his audiences reached approx. 2000. The project held seminars in China with researchers, critics and theatre practitioners and ran a workshop for the local students in Fuzhou on A Midsummer Night's Dream. In return, Professor Zou Yuanjiang, Deputy Chairman of the Tang Xianzu Research Association based at Wuhan University, undertook a lecture tour in the UK of four universities (Leeds, Newcastle, Aberdeen and London (SOAS)). The Chinese Embassy in the UK also invited him to give a talk on Tang Xianzu for the Embassy employees to improve their own understanding of China's literary master.

The project team at Leeds was a cross-Faculty, multi-disciplinary grouping from the Schools of Languages, Cultures and Societies; Performance and Cultural Industries; and English. It also involved fifteen postgraduate and undergraduate students from the three Schools, in addition to volunteers from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and Biology. Additional funding, totalling over £20,000, was provided by a range of organisations (including the Sino-British Fellowship Trust, the British Council, the Bank of China, China Eastern Airlines, and the Fuzhou Municipal Government).

The stage play and seminars/workshops attracted a great deal of positive press attention, both in China and the UK, and was also covered by TV news stations, in particular CCTV International Channel, CCTV news, Jiangxi Provincial TV and Fuzhou TV. CCTV Documentary Film sent a filming team to follow the tour of the play in China for a documentary film entitled 'Tang Xianzu Encounters Shakespeare' (forthcoming). A number of academic publications will flow from the project, to be published in one of China's leading journals New Drama (Xin xiju), and the specialist journal Tang Xianzu Studies (Tang Xianzu yanjiu).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://chinesetheatre.leeds.ac.uk/plays/9
 
Description The Orphan of Zhao and Chinese Theatre held at the Heart of England International School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Students wanted to know more information and went to see the play.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Theatre and children's education: Chengdu May/June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact From lecture to teachers/education officials/ theatre professionals - discussion and requests for more detailed information
From workshop in school - requests for more detailed information


Development of proposal for joint piece of theatre for children between WYP and SPAT 2015/16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk
 
Description Traditional Chinese Opera and Chinese Culture, University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

More interest in learning non-British theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Traditional Chinese Theatre Summer Camp at the Shanghai Theatre Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact We sent two undergraduates to attend the Traditional Chinese Theatre Summer Camp organised by the Shanghai Theatre Academy. Participants of this summer camp were from all over the world. Participants studied Chinese culture as well as theatrical movements and songs. At the end of the summer camp, students put on a show for the general public audience. The students produced individual reports including images, which have been shared by the tutors and peer students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Translating Culture through drama: a Canadian adaptation of Cao Yu's Sunrise University of British Columbia, Canada January 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Developing understanding of how practice led research can be used as a method in improving the translation of culture in and through drama

Increased understanding of, and skill in using, the method by practitioners in Canada and by co-workshop leader from stage@leeds UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Translating Cultures and the Research Network seminar May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Interest sparked in reading about and in participation in the network.

Increased hits on the network website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk
 
Description Workshop for the digital library of Chinese theatre held at the University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards, leading to the structure of the digital library.

Practitioners from and cultural industries became more interested in our reserach project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/timeline-of-events/
 
Description Wu Hsing-kuo, Masterclass at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk and the actual workshop sp0arked questions and discussion afterwards

Great interest in Chinese and Asian performing arts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://cnavideo.cna.com.tw/Misc/Latest/Video-1/004318349?v=yHA0P3GonCAf0v5GZSr9sg%3D%3D