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We are very pleased to announce that the 2nd Lecture of the FAH Macao Humanities Forum (2022/2023) will be held on 16 November 2022. The forum aims to provide a platform for world-renowned scholars from diverse humanities fields to share their research with the FAH community and other UM scholars. All members of the UM community are cordially invited to this splendid event.


In this upcoming forum, we are honored to have Professor SUN Mei (of Taiwan Central University) deliver a lecture on the topic “On Cross-gender Performance論說跨性別表演”. Prof. Sun is a leading scholar and researcher on theatre, particular on Chinese opera xiqu (中國戲曲). Having obtained his Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Hawaii, he taught at National University of Singapore and Victoria University of Wellington before joining the Department of Chinese Literature of the Taiwan Central University. Prof. Sun’s research focuses on Chinese opera, overseas sinology, Sanskrit drama, comparative opera, and inter-cultural studies. He has published widely in English and Chinese on these topics in journals such as Advances in Literary Study, American Journal of Chinese Studies, Asian Theatre Journal, and Journal of Contemporary China. Prof. Sun is also the author of multiple monographs written in Chinese, ranging from A Study of Xiqu from the Transcultural Perspective (中國戲曲跨文化研究) and A Further Study of Xiqu from the Transcultural Perspective (中國戲曲跨文化再研究), to the most recent Exploring the Historical Changes of Xiqu (探尋戲曲古今之變).


Details of the forum are as follows:

Speaker: Professor SUN Mei

Topic: On Cross-gender Performance 論說跨性別表演

Abstract: Cross-gender performance (men playing women’s roles and vice versa) exists in many theatrical cultures such as Chinese xiqu, traditional Japanese theatre, Elizabethan theatre, and Greek theatre. This talk will analyze the historical reasons of this phenomenon and its influence on theatrical performance.


Date: 16 November 2022 (Wed)

Time: 10:30 – 12:00

Venue: On-Site (E21A-3118) / Online (Zoom)

Language: Mandarin (Simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided on Zoom)


Please register for the forum by 14 Nov 2022 (Mon) via https://umac.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0MJGMV6hg2nRSKO.

For more information, kindly refer to the poster.