Book Launch (March 4th) | Where are the people? People’s Theater in Inter-Asian Societies

  • 2023-02-20
  • Cindy

| Monsoon Event 17Book Launch | Where are the people? People’s Theater in Inter-Asian Societies |

Throughout multiple regions and the historical conditions it evolves from, this publication attempts to reflect on how the network of people’s theater in inter-Asian societies continues to develop from time to time. With the complex praxis and aesthetic formation that continues to inform the nature of its theatrical practices, the discussion focuses on how the practitioners and artists in different communities strived to open various political spaces: either within the authoritarian regime or the neoliberal societies and its experimentations with diverse aesthetics and local subjects to address its political conditions. By centering upon the texts by the practitioners and researchers, the discussion will dissect further into the practices of people’s theater network as well as how it has appeared in its diverse form.

Organiser: Monsoon Books

Co-organiser: National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Press, Taiwan

About the speakers:

Prof. Joyce C.H. Liu

Director of the International Center for Cultural Studies, and a full-time professor at the International Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, director, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

Qi Li

PhD Candidate at the Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Zikri Rahman

Independent researcher & Program Coordinator, Pusat Sejarah Rakyat

Dr. Muhammad Febriansyah

Lecturer at School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang


● Moderator: Gan Han Lin (Monsoon Books)

● Talk 1

“People’s theater in the Inter-Asian context” by the editorial team (Prof. Joyce C.H. Liu, Qi Li, Zikri Rahman)

● Talk 2

“Transnational networks, People’s Theater and radical opposition in the New Order Indonesia” by Dr. Muhammad Febriansyah

● Roundtable

“Sharing session: new updates about people’s theater scenes” by contributors and theater practitioners of the publication.

● Q&A

Language: English

Date: 4th March 2023 (Sat.), 2:00p.m.



Zoom Meeting (The link will be sent by Email and WhatsApp before the event starts)


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Application closes on 2nd March 2023.