SIYUAN LIU (Professor of Theatre, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh). Professor Liu teaches courses in theatre history, drama, Asian theatre and intercultural theatre. His research focuses on modern and traditional Chinese theatre in the twentieth century and Asian Canadian theatre. His published books include Transforming Tradition: The Reform of Chinese Theater in the 1950s and Early 1960s (author, Michigan 2021), Socialist Theaters of Reform: Rethinking Chinese Performance Practice and Debate in the Maoist Period (co-editor, Michigan 2021), Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre (2016), Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000 (co-author, Methuen 2014), The Methuen Drama Anthology of Modern Asian Plays (co-editor, 2014), and Performing Hybridity in Colonial-Modern China (Palgrave Macmillan 2013).
His work has appeared in such journals as Asian Theatre Journal, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Theatre Research International, TDR, and Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. He is editor of Asian Theatre Journal and past president of the Association for Asian Performance.