“Global Shakespeares as Methodology." Shakespeare (Journal of the British Shakespeare Association), 9.3 (September 2013): 273-290.
"Global Shakespeare 2.0 and the Task of the Performance Archive." Shakespeare Survey 64 (2011), 38-51.
"Asia, Shakespeare, and the World: Digital Resources for Teaching about Globalization." Education about Asia 17.1 (2012): 9-16. Selected by journal to be the single feature article freely available online.
"Tropes of Solitude and Lu Xun's Tragic Characters." Neohelicon: Acta Comparationis Litterarum Universarum 37.2 (2010): 349-357.
"Lao She bixia de liuxuesheng renwu [Study-abroad students in Lao She's works]." World Literature Today Chinese Edition [Dangdai shijie wenxue] 2 (2010): 127-131.
"Locating Asian Shakespeares: The Aesthetics of Transculturation." Shakespeare Yearbook 17 (2010): 181-198.
"Romeo and Juliet, Allegory, and the Ethnic Vocabularies of History." Shakespeare Studies: Journal of the Japanese Shakespeare Society 46 (2008): 6-19.
"Historicism versus Presentism: New Dynamics and Dilemmas of Humanities Education." Taiwan Journal of General Education 2 (2008): 11-18.
"Zuozhe yitu lilun zai tan [Theories of authorship revisited]." Gansu shehui kexue (Gansu Social Sciences) 2008.5: 128-132.
"“Liuwang yu Gao Xingjian de yishu siwei [Gao Xingjian, Exile, and Intercultural Theatre]." Hong Kong Drama Review 7 (2007): 507-513.
"Ershiyi shiji Sha ju yanchu xinmao: Lun Wu Hsing-kuo de Li'er zaici [Small-time Shakespeare: New Faces of Twenty-first Century Chinese Performance]." Chung-wai Wen-hsueh [Chung Wai Literary Quarterly], 34.12 (May 2006): 109-123
"Where Is Shakespeare? Locality and Performative Translation." Ilha do Desterro: Revista de Língua Inglesa, Literaturas em Inglês e Estudos Culturais 49 (Florianópolis, S.C., Brasil: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Depto. de Língua e Literatura Anglo-Americanas), eds. J. R. O'Shea and D. L. Guimarães & S. A. Baumgärtel (Jul / Dez 2005): 255-264 (ISSN: 0101-4846)
Peer-reviewed Digital Publications
Year of Shakespeare
On the Road, Part 1, GW English News, February 7, 2013
On the Road, Part 2, GW English News, February 7, 2013
International Shakespeare on Festive Occasions, In the Middle, Feb. 9, 2013
What Multinlingual Shakespeare Can Teach Us, Blogging Shakespeare (Shakespeare Institute, Univ. Birmingham), April 30, 2012; http://bloggingshakespeare.com/what-multilingual-shakespeare-can-teach-us
Shakespeare in Borrowed Robes, Year of Shakespeare (a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival), April 25, 2012; http://bloggingshakespeare.com/year-of-shakespeare-shakespeare-in-borrowed-robes; the article has been reblogged on The Platform, Global Shakespeares, and elsewhere.
Beyond the Madness: East Asia’s Ophelia, The Platform, 2012
Shakespeare and Translation, Global Shakespeares, February 7, 2012
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2015-2016 American Council of Learned Societies Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship, Folger Library, Washington, D.C.
2012-2017 Collaborator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) five-year grant for A Web Edition of Shakespeare’s King Lears, PI: Michael Best; with Alexa Huang, Andrew Griffin and Lynne Bradley
2012, Stiftung Mercator grant for Weltliteratur und Welttheater
2012, George Washington University Office of the Vice President for Research University Facilitating Fund research grant
2012, George Washington University Sigur Center for Asian Studies research grant
2012, Folger Institute (Washington, D.C.) short-term fellowship
2011-2012, 3-month Fellowship, Taiwan Center for Chinese Studies
2010, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) research fellowship
2010, Association for Asian Studies (AAS) outreach grant for the symposium “Asia and Global Digital Media"
2010, Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference grant for the Mid-Atlantic Region AAS annual conference
2009, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, publication subsidy award for monograph Chinese Shakespeares (grant to Columbia University Press).
2010, Penn State University College of Liberal Arts Research Office grant
2010, Penn State University Global Fund travel grant
2009, Folger Institute Grant for participation in fall conference "Contact and Exchange: China and the West"
2009, Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Comparative Literature, Penn State University
2008, Best Paper Award, Inaugural Conference of Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
2008, Folger Institute Grant for participation in semester-long research seminar
2007, National Science Council Grant (Taiwan) for Short-term Visiting Scholars
2006, International Shakespeare Association Travel Grant
2005-2010, Penn State University President's Fund for Involving Undergraduates in Faculty Research, several awards
2007, Penn State Schreyer Institute Teaching Enrichment Travel Grant
2006, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation (CCKF) Faculty Travel Grant
2005, Penn State University Institute for Arts and Humanities Faculty Research Grant
2003, Folger Institute Grant (for participation in a Folger workshop on Shakespeare and performance).
2004 Association of Asian Performance Emerging Scholar Award
2006-2010, Penn State University Minority Faculty Development Fund, several awards
2005, Penn State University International Programs Faculty Travel Fund & Global Fund
2004 Mellon Foundation grant to participate in the Technology & Language Instruction Certificate Program (June 14-July 2, 2004), Middlebury College Center for Educational Technology
2000-2004, Asia/Pacific Scholar, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
2003 Folger Institute student grant for participation in weekend workshop
2003-2004, Stanford University Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL) Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2003 China Times Foundation Junior Scholar Award
2002-2003, Exchange Scholar, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
2002 Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) graduate student travel award
2001, Japan Fund & Stanford Center for East Asian Studies Endowment Summer Grant
1999-2002, Stanford University Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL) Doctoral Fellowship
1996, Exeter College, University of Oxford, summer scholarship
1994, University of Leeds (UK) Summer Scholarship
1992-1997, Taiwan Ministry of Education merit-based college scholarship (senior-year abroad at Oxford, Göttingen, and Trier)
Keynote, “Globe Theatres and Imaginations of the Globe.” Worlds Elsewhere: Globalization and Early Cultures conference, University of California Irvine, April 18-19, 2014.
Keynote, “Foreign Shores: Pursuing a Full Life as a Racial and Gender Minority.” Women’s Leadership Symposium, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., April 5, 2014.
Keynote, Shakespeare's Globe: 9th Annual Liberal Studies Colloquium, New York University, March 28, 2014.
Keynote, “‘Fair Ophelia’ in Victorian and East Asian Visual Cultures.” 67th KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, April 10-12, 2014.
Plenary, International Shakespeare Conference (ISC), Stratford-upon-Avon: "Intermediality and Digital Shakespeare," Aug. 8-13, 2010.
Plenary, Shakespeare Association of Korea conference, Seoul National University, Seoul, Nov. 1-2,
Keynote address, "The Meanings of Shakespeare and Asia in the Post-National Age," De Montfort University (UK) conference on Shakespeare and Japan, Feb. 26, 2013. Sponsored by the British Shakespeare Association journal Shakespeare
Concluding remarks, "'Nothing Will Come of Nothing': From Archival Silence to Quoting Shakespeare Out of Context," Conference on Shakespeare in Tatters: Referencing Shakespeare on Film and Television. Universita degli studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, May 10-11, 2013; co-sponsored by Centro Shakespeariano di Ferrara, Università di Ferrara, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier, and Università Statale di Milano.
Keynote address, International Shakespeare Forum “Shakespeare and Popular Media," Shirayuri College in Tokyo, December 1-2, 2012.
Keynote address, University of Western Australia: “The Future of Digital and Analogue Humanities.” Book:Logic - Text Editing and Digital Culture conference, Perth, June 29, 2012. [presentation available online]
Academia Sinica Institute of European and American Studies, Taiwan: "Professing English from the Margins." Conference on “Our Euro-America: Politics and Compromises,” June 3, 2012.
Edinburgh International Festival: “All the World’s a Stage,” The Hub, Castelhill, co-sponsored by the British Council and the Royal Society of Edinburgh; also in conversation with Michael Billington; Aug. 15, 2011. [online]
Plenary, Shakespeare Forum conference: "The Future of Digital Humanities and Performance Studies," National Taiwan University, Nov. 25, 2010.
Plenary, Shakespeare across Media conference: “The Meaning of Global Shakespeare in Theatre Historiography," National Taiwan University June 7-9, 2012.
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.: Opening Lecture for "Imagining China" Exhibition (with Timothy Billings), Sept. 17, 2009.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Royal Shakespeare Company Residency Program: “Touching a Universal Nerve: Drama in Translation,” March 18, 2012.
Presentation during congressional briefing "National Security and Other Global Challenges through Cultural Understanding: A Briefing on the Humanities in the 21st Century," Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., May 16, 2013; sponsored by the National Humanities Alliance in cooperation with the Congressional Humanities Caucus
Cosmos Club Shakespeare Lecture, Feb. 22, 2013. Founded in 1878, the Cosmos Club is a private social and intellectual club in Washington, D.C.
Polytechnic School, Pasadena, California: "Shakespeare on the Global Stage"; public lecture and class sessions, December 12-13, 2012. In the news [PDF].
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) English Professional Day, Menlo School (Menlo Park), December 12, 2011; participant's reflection in the CAIS Newsletter
Invited Lectures (Selected)
Penn State University ACLx conference: “The Archival Present of Digital Media and Comparative Literature,” September 27, 2013
Folger Shakespeare Library: “Reorienting Global Shakespeare: Touring Productions to England, 1950-2012,” April 25, 2012.
Smithsonian’s Freer/Sackler Galleries: “Akira Kurosawa and Japanese King Lears,” Washington, D.C., March 2, 2014.
Stanford University: “Archival Silence and the Figure of the Globe.” Sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Center for East Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Graduate Forum on Translation Studies, April 16, 2014.
Stanford University: “Building a Digital Humanities Research Agenda.” Sponsored by the Graduate Forum for Translation Studies and Digital Humanities Focal Group, April 16, 2014.
Trinity College Dublin, School of English: public lecture, October 10, 2013
Queen's University Belfast, School of English: public lecture, October 9, 2013
Columbia University Shakespeare Seminar Lecture (series founded in 1982): "Shakespearean Performance as Cosmopolitan Projects: Aesthetics, Politics, Liminality." March 8, 2013.
Montclair State University, Department of English: "'Fair Ophelia' in Victorian and East Asian Visual Cultures," March 7, 2013.
Columbia University: "Theatricality, Intermediality, and Intercultural Performance Today," Nov. 29, 2011.
Columbia University: "'Fair Ophelia' in Victorian and East Asian Visual Cultures," Nov. 28, 2011. (Co-sponsored by the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures, English and Comparative Literature, Film Studies at Columbia University, and the Department of Theater at Barnard College). Poster
Australian National University, Canberra: “Intermediality and Transnationalism: Shakespeare Performance in Asia,” July 2, 2012.
Curtin University, Australia: “Multilingual Shakespeare,” June 28, 2012.
Asia Bookroom, Canberra: “Shakespeare in Borrowed Robes,” July 3, 2012.
University of Victoria Department of English: "Agency, Efficacy, and Theatrical Joint Enterprise: Touring Productions to England in a Post-National Age," October 12, 2012. Sponsored by the Internet Shakespeare Editions, SSHRC, and UVic Dept. English.
Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service: "Cultural Diplomacy: The London Olympics and World Shakespeare Festival," September 13, 2012.
University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies: "'What country, friends, is this?' The Meanings of Shakespeare and Asia Today," Sept. 28, 2012. Sponsored by the The Shakespeare Globe USA Research Archive; UMD School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies; Department of English; UMD Asian American Studies Program; UMD PhD Program in Theatre and Performance Studies; School of Music; Center for East Asian Studies
Rhodes College: "Global Hamlets," October 5, 2012. Co-sponsored by Asian Studies, English, British Studies at Oxford, International Studies, Search, Theatre, and the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment. Poster [PDF]
City University of Hong Kong: “Reorienting Global Shakespeare in a Post-National Age,” May 21, 2012.
Chinese University of Hong Kong: "’Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made on’: Crowd-sourcing, iPad, and Shakespeare," May 22, 2012.
Lingnan University, Hong Kong: “Reorienting Global Shakespeare in a Post-National Age,” May 23, 2012.
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan: "’Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made on’: Crowdsourcing, iPad, and Shakespeare,” June 6, 2012.
University of Texas Austin, Department of Asian Studies: "Digital Video and the Future of the Humanities," Oct 29, 2011.
Southwestern University Howard Crawford Lecture: "'Fair Ophelia' in Victorian and Asian Visual Cultures," Oct 28, 2011. (Co-sponsored by the Crawford Lecture Series, the Department of English, the International Studies Program, the Department of History, the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, and the Theatre Department)
Southwestern University, Department of English: "The Kingdom of Lear," Oct 28, 2011.
Harvard University: “Theatre and Intermediality,” May 5, 2011.
Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft and European Shakespeare Research Association joint conference in Weimar: “Sea-Change Across the Intercultural Divide: Debating Shakespearean Performance,” April 28–May 1, 2011.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of English: “Global Shakespeare Today,” 11 April, 2011.
New York University, Department of History: “Hamlet in Revolutions,” March 8, 2011.
UCLA, Department of Theater: “The Task of Digital Humanities and Theatre Studies,” Feb. 11, 2011.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver: “War and Qian Zhongshu’s Comic Talents,” Dec. 11, 2010.
Nanjing University, Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences: “Shakespeare as an Intercultural Event,” Nov. 16, 2010.
Beijing Normal University: “Comedy, Translation, and Interculturalism in Modern China,” Nov. 9, 2010.
Northwestern University: “The Intercultural Shakespeare as an Archival Event,” Oct. 25, 2010.
Boston University, Modern Languages & Comparative Literature: “King Lear Served Three Ways: Monolingual, Bilingual, and Multilingual Productions,” Oct. 7, 2010.
MIT Literature: “King Lear and Authenticity in an Age of Localization," Oct. 7, 2010.
Amherst College, Department of English: “Global Shakespeare in the Digital Archive,” Oct. 5, 2010.
Princeton University: "The Digital Archive at the Crossroads of Literary and Performance Studies," May 4, 2010.
University of California, Santa Barbara: "The Parodic Impulse in Intercultural Theatre," Feb. 10, 2010.
University of Victoria (Canada), Department of English: “Repositioning Shakespeare Studies in the Age of Global Digital Media,” Feb. 2, 2010.
Binghamton University State University of New York, Inaugural Lecture, Harpur College Dean's Speaker Series: "Screening Sinophone Visuality: Shakespeare in an Age of Localization," Nov. 13, 2009.
Cambridge University, Downing College: "Ghost Writers in Search of Utopia: Translating and Manufacturing Literary Prestige in Late Qing China," Sept. 28, 2009.
Rutgers University, Confucius Institute and Department of Asian Languages and Cultures: "Confucianism, Locality, and Aesthetic Truth," May 1, 2009.
University of Oklahoma, Symposium for the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature: "Mo Yan and Literary Humor," Mar. 5, 2009.
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main: "The Aesthetics of Shanghai and Dystopian Locality," Nov. 14, 2008.
National Taiwan University, Graduate Institute of Drama: "Intercultural Spectatorship and Global Localities," Nov. 1, 2008.
Universität Heidelberg, Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies: "Inter-media Studies and Literary Globalism," June 20, 2008.
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS): "Untralsnating China: Cosmopolitan Iterations," Mar. 13, 2008.
Waseda University, Japan (Shakespeare Society of Japan conference plenary lecture): "How to Do Things with Asian Shakespeares: Liminality, Alterity, Authenticity." Oct. 7, 2007.
National University of Singapore, Department of English: "Archive, Posterity, and Performance History," August 7, 2007.
Rutgers University, Department of English: "'In States Unborn and Accents Yet Unknown'? Envisioning 'Asia' and 'Shakespeare'," Apr. 13, 2007.
Cornell University, Society for the Humanities: "Locality and Performative Translation," Feb. 28, 2006.
Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) project, Singapore
Taipei National University of the Arts, Department of Theatre Arts: "The Theatricality of Religious Rhetorics: Stan Lai and Gao Xingjian," Oct. 1, 2006.
Shandong University (China), Graduate Institute of Comparative and World Literature: "Theatrical Transculturation," June 6, 2005.
Tsinghua University (China), Center for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies: "Performing Globalism: Shakespeare in the World," June 2, 2005.
Rutgers University: "Soviet-Chinese Theatre Exchange and the Cultural Revolution," Apr. 14, 2005.
National Tsing-Hua University (Taiwan), Department of Foreign Languages and Literature: "To Be, or Not To Be, Yet Must Be: A Global Shakespeare," Nov. 29, 2004.
National Taiwan University, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures: "New Forces in Modern Chinese Theater," Nov. 27, 2004.
National Chi Nan University (Taiwan), Department of Foreign Languages and Literature: "Shakespeare and I," Nov. 25, 2004.
"Global Shakespeare as Methodology," MLA, Chicago, January 9–12, 2014; panel sponsored by the MLA Shakespeare Division Executive Committee
“How I Got Started in Digital Humanities," Presidential Forum, MLA, Boston, January 3-6, 2013.
Global Shakespeares Open House, MLA and MIT, Boston, January 3-6, 2013.
"What Can Internet Shakespeare Editions Do for Theatre Practitioners," Shakespeare Theatre Association annual convention on "What Dreams May Come: Vision into Action" (co-sponsored by Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival / DeSales University), January 9-12, 2013.
"The Book Stops Here: Editing Asia for Western Readers," Roundtable, Association for Asian Performance (AAP), Washington, D.C., August 1-2, 2012.
"Global Shakespeares." DHCommons Digital Humanities projects mixer, MLA, Seattle, Jan. 6-9, 2012.
"'China' on the Diasporic Stage and Life Narrative," Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Toronto, upcoming March 15-18, 2012.
"Of Samurais and Knights-Errant: Unthinking Visuality in East Asian Shakespeare Films." Plenary paper. World Shakespeare Congress (WSC), Prague, July 17-22, 2011.
"Screening the Dutch Formosa:Wu Ziniu's The Sino-Dutch War 1661 and Its Appropriation of History," AAS -ICAS Joint Conference, Honolulu, March 31–April 3, 2011.
“The Paradox of Female Agency and the Afterlife of Ophelia,” MLA, Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9, 2011.
Roundtable on “China, World Literature, and the Shape of the Humanities.” MLA, Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9, 2011.
Discussant for seminar on "Shakespeare and World Cinema," Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), Chicago, April 1-3, 2010.
"Literary Humor as a Theoretical Problem." MLA, Philadelphia, Dec. 27-30, 2009.
"Shakespeare and the Transcultural Flows of Images." Presidential Roundtable, Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies (MAR-AAS), Nov. 1, 2009.
"'Warlike noises': Jingoistic Shakespeare during the Second World War." Wartime Shakespeare in a Global Context / Shakespeare au temps de la guerre. University of Ottawa, Sept. 18-20, 2009.
"Tragicomedy and Compassionate Laughter from Mo Yan to Zhang Yimou." Associatoin of Asian Performance (AAP), New York, August 6-7, 2009.
"Intermediality and Performative Paratext: Shakespeare in the Archive." British Shakespeare Association (BSA). Shakespeare's Globe and King's College London, Sept. 11-13, 2009.
"Screening Asian Visuality: Lin Zhaohua's Richard III in Berlin." Paper for research seminar. BSA, London, Sept. 11-13, 2009.
"Religious Rhetorics, Shakespeare Spin-offs, the Remix: Intercultural Journeys of Unlearning and Self-Knowledge." SAA, Washington D.C., Apr. 9-11, 2009 (co-authored with Peter Donaldson).
"The Comic and Tragic Visions in Qian Zhongshu and Lu Xun." AAS, Chicago, Mar. 26-29, 2009.
“Doing Anything for a Laugh? Mo Yan and the Question of Humor in China." MLA, San Francisco, Dec. 27-30, 2008.
"Untranslating Shakespeare: Global Audiences and Vernacular Politics." MLA, San Francisco, Dec. 27-30, 2008.
"Shakespeare, Visuality, and East Asian Alterity." Renderings: Shakespeare Across Continents, Nottingham University Ningbo, China, Sept. 10-12, 2008.
“Individual and Collective Subjectivity in Qian Zhongshu and Lao She.'” AAS, Atlanta, Apr. 3-6, 2008.
"'Shaped for Sportive Tricks': Richard III, Children's Games, and the Global Vernacular." SAA, Dallas, Mar. 13-15, 2008.
"Familial Fortresses: Fortress Besieged and Raise the Red Lanterns." MLA, Chicago, Dec. 27-30, 2007.
"Hamlet, The Banquet, and the Fiction of Interculturalism.” MLA, Chicago, Dec. 27-30, 2007.
Speaker. Roundtable on the Centennial of Chinese Spoken Drama. ATHE, New Orleans, July 26-29, 2007.
"'Speak of me as I am': Remembering Shakespeare and Post/colonial Asia." Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), New Orleans, July 26-29, 2007.
"Shakespeare and the Ethical: Appropriated Localities and Moralities." SAA, San Diego, Apr. 5-7, 2007.
"Performing the Nation: The Politics of Fin-de-siècle Chinese Theatre." MLA, Philadelphia, Dec. 27-30, 2006.
"Cyber Shakespeares: Mediating and Mediatizing the New Audiences." MLA, Philadelphia, Dec. 27-30, 2006.
Discussant, Panel on intercultural performance, National Taiwan University Drama Conference, Oct. 7-9, 2006.
“The Ethics of Appropriation.” VIII. World Shakespeare Congress, Brisbane, Australia, July 21-26, 2006.
"Where Is Shakespeare? Siting / Citing Performative Venues." SAA, Philadelphia, Apr. 13-15, 2006.
“After Occidentalism: Gao Xingjian and 'Cold Literature'.” AAS, San Francisco, Apr. 6-9, 2006.
"Late Imperial China and Its Invention of the West.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Penn State University, Mar. 11-13, 2005.
“Altering the Past, Directing the Present: Politics of Wartime Shakespearean Adaptations.” SAA, Bermuda, Mar. 17-19, 2005.
“The Private Life of Public Plays: Autobiographical Shakespeare.” MLA, Philadelphia, Dec. 27-29, 2004.
“Improvisation and Parody: New Forces of Transnational Performance in Taiwan.” AAP, Toronto, July 28, 2004 (Recipient of the AAP Emerging Scholar Award).
“Stylizing Shakespeare: Intersecting Cultural Identities on Chinese Stages.” MLA, San Diego, Dec. 27-30, 2003.
“Allegorical Shakespeare.” SAA, Victoria, Canada, Apr. 8-10, 2003.
"Faustus and Marlowe: Two Lives in Sorcery & Espionage." COPIA: Conference on Renaissance Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Apr. 5, 2003.
“The Tragic and Its Modern Subject: Lu Xun’s Tragic Consciousness in His Later Works.” International Conference & Triennial Congress of the Chinese Comparative Literature Association, Nanjing, August 15-18, 2002.
“The Transformation of Metaphor: Trajectories of Intercultural Transplantation of Shakespeare in Cultural China.” International Conference on Shakespeare Performance in the New Asias, National University of Singapore, June 27-30, 2002.
“The Making of a Chinese Shakespeare.” VII. WSC, Valencia, Spain, Apr. 18-23, 2001.
“Conjunction and Disjunction: German and Chinese Shakespeares.” 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association, University of Auckland, New Zealand, July 7-10, 2000.
2014 Global Shakespeares Symposium, Jan. 25-26 (co-organized with Ayanna Thompson)
GW's Inaugural Digital Humanities Symposium, George Washington University, January 25-26, 2013; co-sponsored by George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, Disability Support Services, Department of Computer Sciences, University Libraries, University Honors Program, Women's Leadership Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and GW Language Center. Graduate seminar taught in conjunction with the symposium: English 6130 Digital Humanities Theory (Prof. Huang).
Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern, a symposium at GW, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2012
AAP Association for Asian Performance annual conference in conjunction with the ATHE, Washington, D.C., Aug. 1-2, 2012 (110+ particiants; keynote: Richard Nichols). Conference organizer.
The 19th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4-5, 2011 (opening remarks by David Schalkwyk of Folger). Co-organized with Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Gregg Brazinsky, and Roy Richard Grinker.
AAP Association for Asian Performance annual conference in conjunction with the ATHE, Chicago, Aug. 10-11, 2011 (80+ participants; keynote: James Brandon). Conference organizer.
MAR-AAS annual conference, October 22-23, 2010
ACLA, Penn State, March 11-13, 2005
Shakespeare in Asia International Conference, Performances and Film Festival, Stanford University, April 1-4, 2004; co-organized with Haun Saussy, Patricia Parker, and Timothy Billings, co-sponsored by a number of Stanford units and the Chiang Ching-Kuo (CCK) Foundation conference grant ($ 25,000).
Co-organizer and speaker, Interpretation and Perversion: The 10th Annual Graduate Program in Humanities Symposium, Stanford University, May 11, 2001
Panels or seminars chaired or organized
SAA, Toronto, March 28-30, 2013
MLA, Boston, January 3-6, 2013
Renaissance Society of America (RSA), Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 2012.
IX. World Shakespeare Congress: “Workshop: Global Shakespeares in the Digital Archive.” Co-organized with Peter Donaldson. Prague, July 17-22, 2011.
Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft and European Shakespeare Research Association joint conference in Weimar: April 28–May 1, 2011. Seminar co-organized with Isabelle Schwartz-Gastine.
MLA, Philadelphia, upcoming, Dec. 27-30, 2009.
AAP, New York, August 7-8, 2009
AAS, Chicago, March, 2009
BSA, London, Sept. 11-13, 2009.
SAA, San Diego, April 5-7, 2007
AAS, Atlanta, April 3-6, 2008
ATHE, New Orleans, July 26-29, 2007
AAS, San Francisco, April 6-9, 2006
Service to the Profession:
General Editor of the Shakespearean International Yearbook; book review editor of Chinese Literature Today; chair of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare (which oversees the publication and NVS Digital Challenge) and executive committee on East Asian languages and literatures after 1900; performance editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions (based in Victoria, Canada); Vice President, Association of Asian Performance (AAP, 2010-2012); Associate Regional Editor, Reviewing Shakespeare (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust); Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies (MAR/AAS, 2011-2012); early modern studies faculty of the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English (a summer graduate program); editorial board member, E.J. Brill’s series on “East Asian Comparative Literature and Culture."
Member of the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (MEMSI); co-editor of GW Sigur Center for Asian Studies Papers in the Asian Humanities series; advisor for undergraduate Honors, M.A. and Ph.D. students; consultant for several other theatre festivals; external evaluator for tenure review cases for universities in the U.S.
Reader of manuscripts for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Yale University Press, Columbia University Press, University of Michigan Press, Purdue University Press, Routledge, Palgrave-Macmillan, Ashgate, PMLA, Shakespeare Bulletin, College Literature, MCLC: Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, MLQ, positions: east asia cultures critique; CLEAR: Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, Shakespeare: Journal of the British Shakespeare Association, Comparative Literature Studies, Comparative Drama, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, and other presses, journals, and funding agencies; participation in digital humanities projects; external reader or consultation for doctoral dissertations at University of Chicago and universities in England, Germany, and China, Education Abroad liaison, etc.
Modern Language Association(MLA)
Fluency: German, English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese