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 performance studies, translation and late imperial Chinese history. Earning his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2017, he studied the sheng role under Qian Zhenrong at the Jiangsu Kunju Theatre and qu singing practice with Xie Yufeng at Nanjing University. He is the current translator for the Jiangsu troupe and regularly sings on the avocational kunqu circuit in China and beyond. His research examines the historiography of kunqu and the dynamics of embodied practice and archival culture. Prior to his doctorate, he worked as a newspaper journalist at The Observer and The Scotsman before spending a number of years in China working in online financial media and writing historical guidebooks.

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