Tarryn Li-Min Chun

Lecturer in Chinese
STH 638
BA, East Asian Studies, Princeton University
MA, Regional Studies – East Asia, Harvard University

Fall 2013 Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-3pm and Thursdays 11am-12pm, or by appointment

Tarryn Li-Min Chun specializes in modern Chinese literature and culture, with a focus theater and performance in 20th-21st century China and Taiwan. She holds an M.A. in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard and an B.A. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University. Her current project, entitled “Performance Technologies and the Theatrical Production of Chinese Modernity,” explores the interrelation of technology, theatricality, and modernity in China through historical analysis of shifts in the material conditions of theatrical production, dramatic composition, and performance practice. Previous research projects have focused on the reception and reinvention of traditional Chinese literature – both canonical classics and folktales – in the modern era. Other current research interests include theater and intermediality, Cold War-era cultural exchange, Taiwanese opera, and Chinese theories of performance. In addition to teaching at BU, she is a Graduate Student Associate at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard and Assistant Director of the CCK Foundation Interuniversity Center for Sinology.