Yung-Fang Hsu

yung fang hsu

College: St. Anne’s College

Course: DPhil Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Supervisor: Professor Tian Yuan Tan

Educational Background:

MA in Chinese History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

BA in Music Performance from Soochow University in Taiwan.

Research Interests:

Classical Chinese drama; Ming-Qing literature and painting; Intermediality research; Multisensory studies

DPhil research:

Yung-Fang Hsu specializes in the interplay between Chinese art, drama performances, and music research during early modern China. The focus of her doctoral research project is Experiencing Festival: A Study in Cross-media and Multisensory Experiences in Qing Court Festivals. She is passionate about exploring perceptions of multi-sensory experiences in cross-media.

She also completed internships at the National Palace Museum, Taipei and National Museum of Asian Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Selected Conference Proceedings: 

  • Constructing the Image of a Sage ruler through Sound Events—

Analysis of the Album of Magnificent Record of Longevity for Emperor Kangxi’s

Sixtieth Birthday (Wanshou Shengdian Chuji)萬壽盛典初集” In Imitation or Appropriation? Intermediality in Qing Imperial Art and Culture, HAA Research Conference, SOAS, University of London (2020).

  • Experiencing Festival in the Qing Court from a Multisensory Perspective” In Kuawenhua shiyexia de Ming Qing gongting xiqu wenxian yu guji shuzihua yanjiu跨文化視野下的明清宮廷戲曲文獻與古籍數字化研究(Late Imperial Chinese Court Drama and Digitisation of Ancient Texts in Cross-Cultural Perspectives) Foreign Studies University, Beijing, in collaboration online with University of Oxford (2023).
  • “Multisensory Experiences in Text, Performance, and Real Life: A Case Study on the Genre of Viewing and Traveling Drama Excerpts in Yuefu hongshan 樂府紅珊” In Premodern Chinese Literature as an Archive of Vernacular Knowledge and Everyday Life Culture. Department of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University, Taipei, in collaboration with University of Oxford, Oxford (2023)

Academic works:

Yung-Fang working as a Research Assistant in the Project: “TEXTCOURT: Linking the Textual Worlds of Chinese Court Theatre, ca. 1600-1800” (January 2022-Present) 

She is also a member of the CCKF-funded Project “Textual Forms and the Construction of Knowledge in Late Ming Qu Anthologies” (November 2021-Present).