My research focuses on theater and performance in late imperial and Republican China. I spent a postdoctoral year (2016-2017) completing my book manuscript on late sixteenth-century Chinese elite theater from the perspectives of gender studies and performance studies. My articles on late Ming music and voice have appeared in T’oung Pao and Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. More recent projects include studies on late Ming drama publishing and on Chinese scroll painting as a prop in theater. I am also planning a book on the new spatialities and acoustic experiences associated with modern media; an initial piece appears in a peer-reviewed special issue of CHINOPERL I co-edited, “Chinese opera, xiqu, and New Media, 1890s-1950s.”
As a disciple of a late master of Chinese theater, I have delivered many lecture-demonstrations of Peking opera and kunqu at American colleges and universities.