Dr Josh Stenberg

PhD (Nanjing)
Lecturer in Chinese Studies

Member of China Studies Centre

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 5844

Biographical details

Josh Stenberg obtained his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.A. from the University of British Columbia, and his PhD in Chinese Theatre from Nanjing University. He was a Fulbright Taiwan fellow and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in Theatre and Film before taking up his current position at the University of Sydney.

Research interests

Research interests:

  • Contemporary xiqu in the Chinese World
  • Contemporary Sinophone Fiction and Poetry
  • Theatre and Performance of Chinese Communities Abroad
  • Sino-Indonesian Literature, Performance and Culture
  • Chinese Translation Studies
  • Global Reception of Chinese Theatre

Teaching and supervision

Supervision:

  • Contemporary xiqu
  • Contemporary Fiction and Poetry in the Chinese World
  • Chinese Culture in Southeast Asia
  • Chinese-English Literary Translation
  • Internationalisation of Chinese Theatre

Current research students

Project title Research student
The Ritual and Theatrical Performance in Hong Kong � A Case Study of Tin Hau Temple Festival Milly CHENG

Current projects

  • Sino-Indonesian Theatre and Performance
  • Xiqu as a Global Genre
  • Contemporary Southern Fujian and Taiwanese Theatre
  • Contemporary Sino-Indonesian Literature
  • Translation of Chen Xue’s Child on the Bridge and Su Tong’s short fiction

Awards and honours

  • 2015-16,Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, held at UBC, Dept. of Theatre and Film.
  • 2016,Henry Luce Foundation Chinese Poetry Translation Fellowship,to be held at Vermont Studio Centre, paired with Jiang Tao, in July 2017.
  • 2016,AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grants, Association for Asian Studies,for the project “Chinese Performance Networks across the South China Sea: A Regional View.”
  • 2014-15,Fulbright Taiwan, Fellow, held at National Taiwan College of Performing Arts (NTCPA), Taipei.
  • 2014,Zhejiang Province Funded Project (Philosophy and Social Sciences),Sub-project investigator. “Diffusion of Southern Drama Abroad.”
  • 2014,Yu Pang-lin Scholarship, Nanjing University,awarded by the Yu Pang-lin Foundation to an outstanding international student at Nanjing University.
  • 2014,Emerging Scholar, Association for Asian Performance, for the paper “Sketches Towards an Indies and IndonesianxiquHistory."

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Stenberg, J. (2013). Irina's Hat: New Short Stories from China. Portland: MerwinAsia.

Book Chapters

  • Stenberg, J. (2016). An overseas orthodoxy?: Shifting toward pro-PRC media in Chinese-speaking Brazil. In Wanning Sun and John Sinclair (Eds.), Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora: Rethinking Transnationalism, (pp. 48-68). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2016). Multilingualism and the West Kalimantan Hakka. In Li Wei (Eds.), Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide: Transnational Connections and Local Social Realities, (pp. 123-140). New York: Routledge.
  • Stenberg, J. (2016). Wayang Potehi: Hokkien Origins, Indonesian Contexts. In Kaori Fushiki and Robin Ruizendaal (Eds.), Potehi: Glove Puppet Theatre in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, (pp. 43-64). Taipei: Taiyuan Publishing.
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). Returning to where she didn't come from: Turandot on the Chinese stage. In Mary Ingraham, Joseph So and Roy Moodley (Eds.), Opera in a Multicultural World: Coloniality, Culture, Performance, (pp. 151-166). New York: Taylor and Francis. [More Information]

Journals

  • Stenberg, J., Tsai, H. (2017). 'Traditional' opera in a 'modern' society: institutional change in Taiwanese xiqu education. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 8(1), 76-88. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J., Cai, J. (2017). Mostly Young Women with Quite Traditional Tastes: Empirical Evidence for National Contemporary Audiences of Xiqu. Theatre Journal, 69(1), 43-59. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2017). Staging the International Embrace: George Leslie Mackay Narratives on Taiwanese Stages. Theatre Research in Canada - Recherches Theatrales Au Canada, 38(1), 52-73.
  • Stenberg, J. (2017). The lost keychain? Contemporary Chinese-language writing in Indonesia. Sojourn, 32(3), 634-668. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2016). A preliminary overview of Dutch East Indies and Indonesian Xiqu history and present practice. Asian Theatre Journal, 33(1), 170-197. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2016). Repertoire Is Technique: Programming Transmission at a Xiqu Festival. Theatre Topics, 26(1), 117-129. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). "A High and Sincere Aim" - Reaction to a Mid-20th Century Pipaji Adaptation in the American Press. Wenzhou Daxue Xuebao (Shehui Kexue Ban), 28(6), 46-54.
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). "I Know . I Live Here": Laowai Writing in "the people's republic of ". Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, 46(4), 37-62. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). A Report on the Sixth International Nanxi (Southern Drama) Conference. CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature, 34(I), 41-45. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). Chinese-English Literary Translation as an Economic Network: A Freelance Translator's Experience-Based Perspective. Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities Asia, 5(2), 2-26. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J., Zhang, J. (2015). Scholar Dong and Madam Li Step Out: Are there national audiences for Chinese traditional regional theatre? Theatre Research International, 40(1), 50-66. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). The Touring Canteen: Notes from the 2014 European Tour of the Quanzhou Liyuan Theatre. CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature, 34(I), 46-56. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). Three relations between history and stage in the kunju scene slaying the tiger general. Asian Theatre Journal, 32(1), 107-135.
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). Wayang potehi: Glove puppets in the expression of Sino-Indonesian identity. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 46(3), 391-416. [More Information]
  • Wang, J., Stenberg, J. (2014). Localizing Chinese migrants in Africa: A study of the Chinese in Libya before the Civil War. China Information, 28(1), 69-91. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2014). Seno Gumira Ajidarma's Jakarta 2039 and the Conscience of Indonesian Drama. Wenhua Yishu Yanjiu, 7(2), 113-119.
  • Stenberg, J. (2014). Staging female-initiated divorce: The Zhu Maichen story in twentieth-century drama from opprobrium through approbation. Nan Nu, 16(2), 308-340. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2014). Two questions about categories in the relationship of Chinese literature to world literature. Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, 41(3), 287-303.
  • Stenberg, J. (2014). Vengeful Marionettes and Strategies of Reform: A Quanzhou Marionette Production of The Orphan of Zhao. Puppetry International: the puppet in contemporary theatre, film and media, Spring and Summer 2014(35), 4-7.
  • Stenberg, J. (2013). "Are you still Chinese?": Negotiations of Cultural Identity in the Yang Lijuan Affair. Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, 5(1), 41-60. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2012). The Chinese of Sao Paulo: A Case Study. Journal of Chinese Overseas, 8(1), 105-122. [More Information]

2017

  • Stenberg, J., Tsai, H. (2017). 'Traditional' opera in a 'modern' society: institutional change in Taiwanese xiqu education. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 8(1), 76-88. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J., Cai, J. (2017). Mostly Young Women with Quite Traditional Tastes: Empirical Evidence for National Contemporary Audiences of Xiqu. Theatre Journal, 69(1), 43-59. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2017). Staging the International Embrace: George Leslie Mackay Narratives on Taiwanese Stages. Theatre Research in Canada - Recherches Theatrales Au Canada, 38(1), 52-73.
  • Stenberg, J. (2017). The lost keychain? Contemporary Chinese-language writing in Indonesia. Sojourn, 32(3), 634-668. [More Information]

2016

  • Stenberg, J. (2016). A preliminary overview of Dutch East Indies and Indonesian Xiqu history and present practice. Asian Theatre Journal, 33(1), 170-197. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2016). An overseas orthodoxy?: Shifting toward pro-PRC media in Chinese-speaking Brazil. In Wanning Sun and John Sinclair (Eds.), Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora: Rethinking Transnationalism, (pp. 48-68). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2016). Multilingualism and the West Kalimantan Hakka. In Li Wei (Eds.), Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide: Transnational Connections and Local Social Realities, (pp. 123-140). New York: Routledge.
  • Stenberg, J. (2016). Repertoire Is Technique: Programming Transmission at a Xiqu Festival. Theatre Topics, 26(1), 117-129. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2016). Wayang Potehi: Hokkien Origins, Indonesian Contexts. In Kaori Fushiki and Robin Ruizendaal (Eds.), Potehi: Glove Puppet Theatre in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, (pp. 43-64). Taipei: Taiyuan Publishing.

2015

  • Stenberg, J. (2015). "A High and Sincere Aim" - Reaction to a Mid-20th Century Pipaji Adaptation in the American Press. Wenzhou Daxue Xuebao (Shehui Kexue Ban), 28(6), 46-54.
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). "I Know . I Live Here": Laowai Writing in "the people's republic of ". Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, 46(4), 37-62. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). A Report on the Sixth International Nanxi (Southern Drama) Conference. CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature, 34(I), 41-45. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). Chinese-English Literary Translation as an Economic Network: A Freelance Translator's Experience-Based Perspective. Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities Asia, 5(2), 2-26. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). Returning to where she didn't come from: Turandot on the Chinese stage. In Mary Ingraham, Joseph So and Roy Moodley (Eds.), Opera in a Multicultural World: Coloniality, Culture, Performance, (pp. 151-166). New York: Taylor and Francis. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J., Zhang, J. (2015). Scholar Dong and Madam Li Step Out: Are there national audiences for Chinese traditional regional theatre? Theatre Research International, 40(1), 50-66. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). The Touring Canteen: Notes from the 2014 European Tour of the Quanzhou Liyuan Theatre. CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature, 34(I), 46-56. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). Three relations between history and stage in the kunju scene slaying the tiger general. Asian Theatre Journal, 32(1), 107-135.
  • Stenberg, J. (2015). Wayang potehi: Glove puppets in the expression of Sino-Indonesian identity. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 46(3), 391-416. [More Information]

2014

  • Wang, J., Stenberg, J. (2014). Localizing Chinese migrants in Africa: A study of the Chinese in Libya before the Civil War. China Information, 28(1), 69-91. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2014). Seno Gumira Ajidarma's Jakarta 2039 and the Conscience of Indonesian Drama. Wenhua Yishu Yanjiu, 7(2), 113-119.
  • Stenberg, J. (2014). Staging female-initiated divorce: The Zhu Maichen story in twentieth-century drama from opprobrium through approbation. Nan Nu, 16(2), 308-340. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2014). Two questions about categories in the relationship of Chinese literature to world literature. Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, 41(3), 287-303.
  • Stenberg, J. (2014). Vengeful Marionettes and Strategies of Reform: A Quanzhou Marionette Production of The Orphan of Zhao. Puppetry International: the puppet in contemporary theatre, film and media, Spring and Summer 2014(35), 4-7.

2013

  • Stenberg, J. (2013). "Are you still Chinese?": Negotiations of Cultural Identity in the Yang Lijuan Affair. Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, 5(1), 41-60. [More Information]
  • Stenberg, J. (2013). Irina's Hat: New Short Stories from China. Portland: MerwinAsia.

2012

  • Stenberg, J. (2012). The Chinese of Sao Paulo: A Case Study. Journal of Chinese Overseas, 8(1), 105-122. [More Information]

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