Claire Conceison

Quanta Professor of Chinese Culture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Claire Conceison (康开丽) is Quanta Professor of Chinese Culture and Professor of Theater Arts. She is a scholar, translator, and director. Her publications include the books Significant Other: Staging the American in China (2004) examining representations of Americans on the Chinese stage from 1987-2002, and Voices Carry: Behind Bars and Backstage During China’s Revolution and Reform (2009), the autobiography of the late Chinese actor and cultural diplomat Ying Ruocheng (Chinese version 水流云在:英若诚自传). 

Research Interests: contemporary Chinese theater, cross-cultural exchange and performance, Asian American theatre, translation, and sport as performance