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 Duke Kunshan University, where he teaches courses in Media and Arts and Global China Studies. His research examines the historiography of kunqu and the convergence of oral tradition with archival culture. He earned his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2017. 

 He studied the sheng role under Qian Zhenrong at Jiangsu Kunju Theatre and Xie Yufeng at Nanjing University and regularly sings on the avocational kunqu circuit in China and beyond. He regularly translates stage subtitles for the Jiangsu Kunqu Theatre and has worked as executive co-producer on international productions in London and Suzhou. Prior to his doctorate, he worked as a journalist at The Observer in London before spending a number of years in China working in media and publishing.

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 2022.

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