Tarryn Li-Min Chun (陳琍敏) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame, where she holds a concurrent appointment in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and is a Faculty Fellow at the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.
Prior to joining the faculty at Notre Dame, she completed her Ph.D. at Harvard University and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese theatre, and she teaches courses in Asian theatre, global theatre history, intercultural performance, adaptation, and intersections among theatre and other arts/media.
Her research articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, TDR, and Asian Theatre Journal, and she is co-editor with Xiaomei Chen and Siyuan Liu of Rethinking Socialist Theaters of Reform: Performance Practice and Debate in the Mao Era (University of Michigan Press, 2021). Currently, she is completing a book manuscript entitled Revolutionary Stagecraft: Theatre, Technology, and Politics in Modern China, which examines the relationship between technological modernization and artistic innovation in 20th-21st century Chinese theatre. She recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for work on her second book project, “Spectacle and Excess in Global Chinese Performance.” Other projects include a collaboration with Professor Anton Juan (University of Notre Dame) on “Theatre for Justice in Asia: Past, Present, Futures,” funded by the Liu Institute.
Chun also serves on the boards of the Association for Asian Performance and the Association for Chinese and Comparative Literature, and is a Trustee of the Princeton Triangle Club, a collegiate musical theatre organization.
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