2021 Annual Meeting of “Dramatic Arts” Editorial Board and Young Drama Scholars Forum are held


On 13 November, the annual meeting of the editorial board of Dramatic Arts and the young drama scholars forum were held at the Foxi Building of Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) and online at the same time. Huang Changyong, president of STA and director of the editorial board, Hu Min, deputy party secretary of STA and deputy director of the editorial board, Yang Yang, vice president of STA, editor-in-chief of Dramatic Artsand deputy director of the editorial board, Li Wei, deputy editor-in-chief of Dramatic Arts and member of the editorial board, all staff of the editorial department and members of the editorial board attended the meetings.

The annual meeting of the editorial board in the morning was presided over by Professor Yang Yang, editor-in-chief and deputy director of the editorial board of Dramatic Arts. Professor Li Wei, deputy editor-in-chief and member of the editorial board of Dramatic Arts, first reported to the editorial board the work in 2021 and the work plan for the coming year. The editorial board fully acknowledged the achievements of Dramatic Arts and, at the same time, put forward higher requirements, hoping that Dramatic Arts would, with its base in China and the aspiration to go international, would lead the current dramatic creation and dramatic theory research. Finally, Huang Changyong, president of STA, made a concluding speech. He pointed out that Dramatic Art is a major brand of STA and even the dramatic research community nationally, and that we should strengthen comprehensive and innovative research and strive to have a stronger voice in dramatic theory research internationally as soon as possible.

In the afternoon, the young drama scholars forum gathered young talents from Shandong University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Wuhan University, Tsinghua University in Taiwan, Guangzhou University and Shanghai Theatre Academy. The topics covered ancient and modern times as well as Chinese and international theatres. Based on the discovery of new materials, the young scholars made speeches with new views and perspectives. Gong Baorong, Kang Baocheng and Hu Xingliang and other members of the editorial board, were invited to the forum to give comments. The comments given by the editorial board members were both pertinent and encouraging, which greatly inspired the on-site and online audience. About 30 graduate students sat in the meeting as visitors, and there were 99 plus online audiences.

In the closing session, Professor Yang Yang fully acknowledged the academic value of the forum. He pointed out that the most important thing to run a publication well is to have a vibrant and high-quality team of authors. In fact, no cause can do without the participation of young people, and young talents are the driving force for the sustainable development of all causes. And, young drama scholars are the future and hope of Dramatic Arts. The young drama scholars forum will be held every year and the team will continue to expand. We welcome online and offline friends to actively participate and contribute more to Dramatic Art.