Claire Conceison

Claire Conceison

Faculty
Claire Conceison

Claire Conceison Professor of Theater Studies and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University, where she teaches courses on Chinese theater, Asian American theater, cross-cultural performance, translation, and sport as performance. In 2015, she joins the faculty of Music and Theater Arts at MIT. Her book Significant Other: Staging the American in China (2004) examines representations of Americans on the Chinese stage from 1987-2002. Voices Carry: Behind Bars and Backstage During China's Revolution and Reform (2009; Chinese version 水流云在:英若诚自传) is the autobiography of the late Chinese actor and cultural diplomat Ying Ruocheng. Her English translation of Gao Xingjian’s French play Ballade nocturne was published in 2010 and her anthology I Love XXX and Other Plays of Meng Jinghui is forthcoming. In addition to her scholarship, she is an active translator and director who has directed student productions of contemporary Chinese plays at several American universities.