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.
- 2019 The Mellon School of Theatre and Performance Research at Harvard University
- 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)
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)