Liana Chen is Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature and International Affairs at George Washington University. She is the Director of the Taiwan Education and Research Program. Liana Chen is the author of_Literati and Actors at Work: The Transformations of Peony Pavilion on Page and On Stage in the Ming and Qing Dynasties_(Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2013), and_Staging for the Emperors: A History of Qing Court Theatre, 1683-1923_(Cambria Press, 2021). Liana Chen’s areas of teaching and research focus on Chinese drama and theatre, performance studies, Chinese literature of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and Taiwanese theatre, literature and film. Liana Chen’s research has been supported by the Foundation for Development of Chinese Culture (Taiwan), The American Council of Learned Societies, and Sigur Center for Asian Studies at GW.