Juith Zeitlin
East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Judith T. Zeitlin’s work combines the study of Chinese literature with other disciplines, particularly music, visual and material culture, gender studies, medicine, and film. The many books that she has written or edited include The Phantom Heroine: Ghosts and Gender in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Literature (2007), Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture (2014), and The Voice as Something More (forthcoming, 2019). Currently, she is collaborating with award-winning composer Yao Chen on the creation of a new opera Ghost Village for which she has written the libretto. Zeitlin is the William R. Kenan Jr., Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Theater and Performance Studies.