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Gender and drama: Study on female playwrights

Research Scholar

Qiong Su, professor, Xiamen University (China)
Lesley Ferris, faculty mentor


  • Hometown: Longyan, China
  • Degrees received: PhD in theatre and Chinese traditional opera, Nanjing University, China.

What is the issue or problem addresses in your research?

Study on the playwrights, history and theory of theatre, especially modern Chinese drama and female playwrights.

What methodology did you use in your research?

Historical research, comparative study, text close reading and reduction method.

What are the purpose/rationale and implications of your research?

The purpose of this study is to disseminate the Chinese theatre arts and culture, highlighting the drama achievements of women writers.