About

Tarryn Li-Min Chun is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in modern Chinese literature from the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Her research focuses on theater and performance in 20th-21st century China and Taiwan. She holds an M.A. in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard and an B.A. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University. Her current project, entitled “Stage Technology in Modern China: The Media of Revolution and Resistance” explores the interrelation of technology, theater, and politics in China through historical analysis of shifts in the material conditions of theatrical production, dramatic composition, and performance practice. Previous research projects have focused on the reception and reinvention of traditional Chinese literature and drama – both canonical classics and folktales – in the modern era. Other current research interests include Sinophone theater; theatrical and intermedial adaptation; intersections of theater, film, and literature; and Cold War-era cultural exchange. She was a Graduate Student Associate at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard from 2013-2105 and has taught at Harvard University, Boston University, and Emerson College. Her work appears in TDR, 《戲劇藝術》(published by Shanghai Theatre Academy) and 《文學》(published by Fudan University) and in edited volumes from Palgrave Macmillan and Harvard University Press.