Exile to the Stage

Congratulations to Columbia University Press, which received a spring subvention award for its forthcoming publication, Exile to the Stage: Costuming and Personhood in Early Qing Drama,

by Guojun Wang, assistant professor of Asian Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Exile to the Stage examines theatrical costuming in drama texts and performances of 17th-century China when the Manchu rulers regulated hairstyle and dress based on ethnicity and gender. The book argues that theatrical costuming provided a productive way to reconnect bodies, clothes, and identities dissociated by political turbulence. 

The deadline for the next round of publication subventions is September 1, 2019.