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NameLiang, Lia Wen-Ching
Office phone number02-7734-5643
E-maillia.liang@ntnu.edu.tw
CategoryFull-Time
Job titleAssociate Professor
DisciplineWorking Experience
.Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Performing Arts, National Normal University, Taiwan (Aug 2017 - Present)
.Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (Aug 2016 ­– July 2017)
.Visiting Scholar, Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London (Oct 2016 - Jan 2017)
.Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (Aug 2010 - July 2016; unpaid leave Sep 2014-June 2015)
.Secretory-General, Taiwan Shakespeare Association (July 2014 - present)

Education
Ph.D., Drama and Theatre Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2009
“Assembling Differences, Towards a Deleuzain Approach to Intercultural Theatre.”
MFA, Graduate School of Theatre Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, 2001
“John Webster’s White Devil.” (Director, graduate production)
BSc, Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1998

Academic Honours and Awards
.NTHU Research Incentive(2014−2017, 2012−2013)
. NTHU Award for Excellent Papers(2013).
.NTHU Award for Outstanding Newly Appointed Assistant Professors(2012−2013)
.Taiwan Merit Scholarship(2005-2008)
.Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange(2003-2004)

Funded Research Projects
.Contemporary British Theatre in the 21st Century: Nicholas Hytner's 12 years at the National Theatre (2003–2015), PI, Ministry of Science and Technology (2018–2021).
.Playwriting in full bloom: Playwrights in Comtemporary British theatre. National Taiwan Normal University. (2018).
.The meeting between popular entertainment and postdramatic theatre in Taiwan and Hong Kong in the 21st century: taking points of departure from works by Edward Lam and Chia-Ming Wang (II), PI, Ministry of Science and Technology (2016–2017).
.Visiting Scheme, affiliating with Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London. Ministry of Science and Technology (Oct 2016-Jan 2017).
.The meeting between popular entertainment and postdramatic theatre in Taiwan and Hong Kong in the 21st century: taking points of departure from works by Edward Lam and Chia-Ming Wang (I), PI, Ministry of Science and Technology (2015–2016).
.The Post-911 Landscapes in Martin Crimp’s Plays (II), PI, Ministry of Science and Technology (2014-2015).
.Revisiting politics in Shakespearean Theatre, Shakespeare Forum, National Taiwan University (2014-2016, co-Pi)
.The Post-911 Landscapes in Martin Crimp’s Plays (I), PI, National Science Council (2013-2014).
.The Oriental Plays on London’s Stages (1899-1939), PI, NTHU(2012-2013)
.Staging Differences on Cosmopolitan Stages: London’s Intercultural Theatre and Oriental Plays, PI, NTHU (2011-2012).
.Looking for the Far East on London’s Stages: Limehouse Nights and Early Twentieth Century, PI, National Science Council, 2011.
. Postdramatic Theatre and Contemporary British Theatre, PI, NTHU, 2011

Publications
I. Peer-Reviewed Journals
.Liang, Lia Wen-Ching. “Navigating Between Shakespeare and Jingju: Wu Hsing-Kuo’s King Lear,” Tamkang Review, 45. 1 (December 2014), 131–149. (THCI Core)
.Liang, Lia Wen-Ching. “Pure Love and Beyond: Suzuki Tadashi’s Use of Taiwanese Popular Music in La Dame aux Camélias (2011),” Asian Theatre Journal, 33.1 (Spring 2014), 204–227. (A&HCI)
.Liang, Lia Wen-Ching. “The Virtual and the Passional: Searching for the Chinese other in Kandinsky’s Limehouse Nights and early twentieth century popular entertainment.” Taipei Theatre Journal 17 (2013): 37-56.
.Liang, Lia Wen-Ching. “Re-investigating Limehouse Chinatown: Kandinsky’s 2010 Limehouse Nights and Early Twentieth-century Oriental Plays.” Popular Entertainment Studies, 3.1 (2012), 24-42. (A&HCI)
.Liang, Lia Wen-Ching. “Negotiating New Terrains: Yellow Earth Theatre’s Lear’s Daughters and King Lear.” Contemporary Theatre Review, 19.3 (Aug 2009), 289-97. (A&HCI)

II. Edited Books:
.Collaborating with Shakespeare. Taipei: Locus Publication, April 2016. (Collection of interviews of 17 artists-including theatre directors, actors, designers, scholars-who have worked with Shakespeare’s plays). (ISBN 9789866841729)
.All the World’s a Stage: Guidebook for the international exhibition featuring Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust. National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Sep 2015.

III. Chapters in Edited books
.“Staging Attempts on Her Life in Taiwan: Kimmy Liu’s production at Nanhai Gallery.” In Rosi Braidotti, Amy Chan, Wong Kin Yuan, eds. Deleuze’s Cultural Encounters with the New Humanities, pp. 93-108. London and New York: Rowman and Littlefiled, 2018. (ISBN 978-1-7866-0600-6)
.“Introduction to To Be or Not to Be (1986).” In Shakespearean Adaptations in East Asia: A Critical Anthology of Shakespearean Plays in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, 5 volumes, ed. Ryuta Minami, Alexa Huang, Younglim Han, and Yukari Yoshihara, Volume 1 China, London and New York: Routledge, forthcoming in 2018. (ISBN 0415575974)
.To Be or Not to Be (1986) by Liu Qing and Tao Jun, translated by Lia Wen-Ching Liang. In Shakespearean Adaptations in East Asia: A Critical Anthology of Shakespearean Plays in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, 5 volumes, ed. Ryuta Minami, Alexa Huang, Younglim Han, and Yukari Yoshihara, Volume 1 China, London and New York: Routledge, forthcoming in 2017 (ISBN 0415575974).

IV. Published Interview (as both the interviewer and the translator)
.“Interview with Vladimir Pankov.” Performing Arts Review, 286 (Oct 2016), 38-41. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Interview with Falk Richter.” Performing Arts Review, 275 (Nov 2015), 40-43. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Interview with Martin Crimp.” Performing Arts Review, 269 (May 2015), 49-52. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Interview with Declan Donnellan.” Performing Arts Review, 228 (December 2011), 69-71. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.

V. Performance
.In the Republic of Happiness by Martin Crimp (play reading). Translator. Dark Eyes Performance, Taipei, 1 April 2015.

VI. Commissioned articles(In Chinese, selected, full list upon request)
.“Ivo van Hove’s Fountainhead and its strategy of Adaptations” (tentative title). Performing Arts Review, 293 (May 2017), forthcoming. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Post-show talk” (Introduction to Chinese translation of Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl), Taipei: Solo Press, April 2017. 281-285.
.“On Katie Mitchell’s adaptations and her choices of texts.” Performing Arts Review, 291 (March 2017), 44-46; 48-50. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Shakespeare and India;” “The Company Theatre, India.” Performing Arts Review, 288 (Dec 2016), 34-35; 42-45. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Post-show talk” (Introduction to Chinese translation of Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed), Taipei: Solo Press, November 2016. 332-335.
.“Curatorial Concepts for All the World’s a Stage.” Newsletter of the National Museum of Taiwanese Literature, Dec 2015, 6-11.
.“Reflecting contemporary Chinese societies in Edward Lam’s works.” Performing Arts Review, 276 (Dec 2015), 53-55. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Falk Richter: creating a parallel universe that reflects upon the real world.” Performing Arts Review, 275 (Nov 2015), 40-43.
.“Exchange your life with money: Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and F**king.” Nov 2015, 76-78.
.“Theatre and Evolution: From Ibsen to Beckett, Book review .” Newsletters of Comparative Literature Association, ROC, Sep 2015, 75-77.
.“Judi Dench: Legendary actor of the British Theatre.” Performing Arts Review, 270 (June 2015), 66-67. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Understanding ‘New Writings’: Q&As.” Performing Arts Review, 269 (May 2015), 42-44. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“‘New Writings’ in British Theatre.” Performing Arts Review, 269 (May 2015),46-48. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“From Wars of the Roses to Parking Lots: Wang Chia-Ming’s Narrating Strategy for Richard III.” Performing Arts Review, 268 (April 2015), 64-66. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Politics in Shakespeare’s History Plays.” Performing Arts Review, 268 (April 2015), 67-69. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“The City, and the possibility of being alive,” programme notes for The City (Martin Crimp), dir Vee Leung, On and On Theatre, Hong Kong, November 2014.
.“Edward Lam, Matilda, and Butterfly Lover”, House News, Hong Kong, 08 July 2014.  
.“Richard III and His Time Travelling,” programme notes for Richard III and His Parking Lots, dir. Wang Chia-ming, National Taipei University of the Arts, May-June 2014.
.“Introduction: Key Contemporary British Theatre Directors.” Performing Arts Review, 252 (December 2013), 54-56. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Nicholas Hytner.” Performing Arts Review, 252 (December 2013), 58-60. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Katie Mitchell.” Performing Arts Review, 252 (December 2013), 64-66. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Michael Grandage.” Performing Arts Review, 252 (December 2013), 67-69. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.Beyond Shakespeare: Declan Donnellan and Cheek by Jowl. Performing Arts Review, 252 (December 2013), 76-77. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
.“Reincarnation like a Dream”, programme notes for A Dream like a Dream, dir. Stan Lai, Performing Workshop, 2013 touring (Beijing, Taipei, Singapore). Reprint from 2001 Performing Arts Review.
.“Declan Donnellan and Cheek by Jowl.” Performing Arts Review, 228 (December 2011), 66-68. Taipei: National Theatre and Concert Hall.
Research expertiseIntercultural Theatre, Contemporary Theatre directors, Postdramatic Theatre, Shakespeare Studies, Deleuze Studies, Popular Entertainment.
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