Po-Hsien Chu

Role: 
Teaching Assistant
Address: 
1807 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Bio:

Po-Hsien is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the PhD program of Theatre and Performance Studies and is currently working on his dissertation tentatively titled “The Aesthetics of Global Sinophone Theatre: The Present, the Absent, and the Avant-Garde.” His research focuses on the modernization of traditional Asian performing arts and how these modernized performances are reproduced and circulated in a globalized context.

Education:

PhD, University of Maryland at College Park, MD, U.S.A.
Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory (Conferred May 2018)
2015—Present
 
MA, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, U.S.A.
Theatre History and Criticism
2013—2015
 
MA, National Kaohsiung Normal University, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
English and American Literature
2008—2011
 
BA, National University of Kaohsiung, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Western Languages and Literature
2004—2008
 

Honors/Awards:

  • 2018 College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Maryland.
  • 2018 China Times Cultural Foundation Young Scholar Award for Doctoral Dissertation
  • 2018 Dean’s Merit Fellowship for Summer Research, University of Maryland
  • 2017 Conference Travel Grant for Graduate Students, the School of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Maryland.
  • 2016 Conference Travel Grant for Graduate Students, the School of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Maryland.
  • 2014 Conference Travel Award for Graduate Students, the Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • 2014 Conference Travel Grant for Graduate Students, the Department of Theatre, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • 2010 Ministry of Education Study Abroad Fellowship, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Conference Presentations:

2018, “Reassembling the Chinese Canon on Stage: Linguistic and Corporeal Arousal in Edward Lam’s What Is Man,” Performance and/as Arousal in Global Asia Working Session, American Society for Theatre Research, Annual Conference (ASTR), November 2018, U.S.A.
  
2017, “Visual Spectacle as Excessive Surveillance: Gender, Clothing, and Islamophobia,” Performance Studies International (Psi), June 2018, Germany. 

2016, “National Archive and Kinesthetic Repertoire: A Historiography of Cloud Gate Theatre.” The Association for Asian Performance (AAP), August 2016, U.S.A.

2016, “The Exotic Mundane in Arthur Murphy’s The Orphan of China,” Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), March 2016, U.S.A.

2014, “Performing the Rhythm of the Everyday: Quiara Hudes’s Water by the Spoonful,” Everyday Life: Histories of the Ordinary, Persistent, and Repeated Working Session, American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), November 2014, U.S.A.

2010, “Swallowing Silence: Diasporic Imagination Invoked by the Abject Voice in Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt,” Silence and Ineffable: Function of the Unsaid in Literature and the Humanities, November 2010, Taipei, R.O.C. (Taiwan)