Kim Hunter Gordon
Assistant Professor of Chinese and Performance Studies at Duke Kunshan University

Kim Hunter Gordon is Assistant Professor of Chinese and Performance Studies at DKU, where he teaches in Media and Arts. His research is centred around kunqu performance, with current projects concerned with cultural memory, embodied cognition and musical linguistics. He is currently part of a team writing an annotated translation of the multi-volume work: "Kunqu Masters on Chinese Theatrical Practice" due to be published by Anthem Press in 2021.

In addition to his academic work, he regularly translates stage subtitles for the Jiangsu Kunqu Theatre and has worked as executive co-producer on international productions in London and Suzhou. He studies the sheng role under Qian Zhenrong and regularly performs on the avocational kunqu circuit in China and beyond. Prior to his doctorate, he worked as a stringer at The Observer in London before spending a number of years in China working in media and publishing.

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