Dr Kim Hunter Gordon
Dr. Kim Hunter Gordon is a historian of late imperial and modern China with an expertise in traditional Chinese theatre. He previously worked as a journalist for five years in Beijing and Shanghai before undertaking long term fieldwork and mentorship in Nanjing studying kunqu, a form of indigenous theatre and singing practice. He was awarded his PhD by Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016 and is currently a Research Fellow at the Shanghai Theatre Academy. In addition to his journalism and academic work, he has edited three travel guidebooks, contributing essays on local history, theatre and Buddhist sculpture. He lives in Suzhou with his family, where he regularly sings and translates the arias of kunqu.