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The Cornucopian Stage: Dramas of Surplus in Early Modern China

Ariel Fox, University of Chicago

November 17, 2021 · 4:30 pm-6:00 pm · Zoom

East Asian Studies Program

This talk takes the titular object of the play Jubaopen 聚寶盆 (Cornucopia), attributed to the Suzhou playwright Zhu Suchen 朱素臣 (ca. 1620–after 1701), as the point of departure for an exploration of the productive possibilities of early modern drama.

Ariel Fox is an assistant professor of Chinese literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. Her current book project, “Commercial Acts: Staging the Market in Early Modern China,” explores the economic imaginary of late imperial drama.

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