Timeline of Events

19-20 October 2018 China National Peking Opera Company performed The Emperor and the Concubine and The Monkey King and the Crossroads Inn at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London. Professor Ruru Li of the University of Leeds contributed an introduction to the performance programme
11 October 2018 Lisa Lu, the renowned actor, was invited to discuss her performing arts journey through over 60 years in both films and theatres, from Hollywood to Hong Kong, at the British Library
2017 Upon the completion of his six-month visit to the University of Leeds, Staging China visiting scholar, Professor Dongping Ran published (in Chinese) his contemplation on the role that Staging China has played in facilitating and promoting Sino-UK cultural exchanges in the field of theatre.
13-28 September 2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dreaming Under the Southern Bough China Tour in Shanghai, Beijing and Fuzhou (Tang Xianzu’s hometown)
5 – 13 August 2016  A Midsummer Night’s Dreaming Under the Southern Bough at Edinburgh Fringe 2016
27 July 2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dreaming Under the Southern Bough World Premier & a public talk by His Excellency Ambassador Liu Xiaoming
17 June 2016 Press Conference & Open Rehearsal of Dreaming Under the Southern Bough
13 May 2016 Traditional Chinese Theatre Workshop
26 April 2016 Lion Dance and traditional Chinese opera performance as a part of the Fuzhou Culture Week, China, presented by the People’s Government of Fuzhou City
20 April 2016 The display of Shakespeare’s First Folio at the University of Leeds Library Special Collection and a public lecture, China in the Culture of Shakespeare’s England, by Professor Martin Butler at the University of Leeds
14 – 28 March 2016 Shakespeare on Film, a public lecture tour of China in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Hangzhou by Professor Martin Butler from School of English, University of Leeds(British Academy Fellow)
8 March 2016 Dream as “Being”: Du Liniang and her field of “being”a public lecture by Professor Zou Yuanjiang from the University of Wuhan at the University of Leeds. The talk was subsequently held in Newcastle, Aberdeen and London (SOAS)
2 March 2016  Shakespeare Music and Performance, a public lecture by Professor David Lindley & Mr. Steve Ansell at the University of Leeds
12 October 2015 The Official Launch of William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu: celebrating a 400 year legacy project
26-27 March 2015 Leeds-Newcastle Drama translation Colloquium
25 March 2015 Stage@leedstouring presents Murder by Wan Fang at 5:00pm on Wed 25 March at Alec Clegg Studio, more information visit.
19 May 2014 Dean, Associate Prof. Yu Jiangang (Dept. of International Cultural Communication, NACTA) gave a talk on Traditional Chinese Opera and Chinese Culture.
8 – 9 May 2014 Colloquium Translating 21st Century Chinese Drama, Newcastle University (S Ansell, S Daniels, Li, R and student theatre company stage@leedscompany)
7 May 2014 Seminar: Translating Cultures and the Research Network (S Daniels & Li, R), School of Performance & Cultural Industries, University of Leeds
18-25 April 2014 Staging China symposium at the 9th Chinese Language Theatre Festival Chinese Theatrical Adaptations of Shakespeare Zhejiang University, China (Li, R)
27 February 2014 Open lecture: Jingju (Beijing Opera): Breathing New Life into the Tradition. UoL (Li, R)
19 February 2014 Open lecture: Mei Lanfang and Modern China by Visiting Professor Fu, Jin of Nanjing University & the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, China. UoL
23 – 24 January 2014 Workshop for digital library of Chinese theatre. UoL
9 – 13 January 2014 Workshop: Cao Yu, the Canadian Adaptation of Sunrise and Cultural Translation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (S Ansell, S Daniels)
27 November 2013 Kunju Opera workshop at stage@leeds (Kathy Hall, London Jing Kun Opera Association)Timeline image Kunju workshop20131127-1Timeline image Kunju workshop20131127-3
9 – 11 November 2013 Workshop for network partners: Digital Chinese Theatre and Cultural Translation: Practical Issues, Hangzhou, Zhejiang University, China (T Banks, S Daniels, Li, R)
22 August 2013 Seminar with Taiwanese artists Wu Hsing-kuo and Lin Hsiu-wei – Contemporary Legend Theatre, Asia House, London
21 August 2013 Shakespeare in China: a Conversation with Lin Zhaohua, Confucius Institute for Scotland, Edinburgh
21 June – 11 July 2013 Student summer school in Chinese language and Theatre at the Shanghai Theatre Academy (four UoL students)Timeline summer school3Timeline summer school2Timeline summer school1
27 June 2013 AHRC Workshop, London (S. Daniels & Li, R)
22 May – 3 June 2013 UoL and West Yorkshire Playhouse to Sichuan People’s Art Theatre, Chengdu (S Daniels, Artistic Director of the WYP J. Brining and Artistic Director of the SPAT Li, Ting)
26 – 27 March 2013 Symposium: Performing China on the Global Stage: People, Society and Culture, Leeds
26 February 2013 Consumed by Border Crossings, stage@leeds
25 February 2013 A Life of Drama: Chen Xinyi’s Great Contribution to Chinese Theatre, Speaker: Chen Xinyi, Leeds
15 January 2013 Royal Shakespeare Education Department workshop
14 January 2013 Lecture on The Orphan of Zhao, Heart of England International Academy, Stratford-upon-Avon
November 2012 The Sun is Not for Us, China
22 August 2012 Royal Shakespeare Company workshop: Chinese Theatre and Its ConventionsTimeline 2012 August RSC workshop1Timeline 2012 August RSC workshop2
August 2012 The Sun is Not for Us, Edinburgh
June 2012 The Sun is Not for Us, Leeds
March 2011 The Sun is Not for Us, Leeds