Associate Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies, National University of Singapore
Yong Li Lan teaches in Theatre Studies at the National University of Singapore. Her research focusses on Shakespeare and intercultural performativity in theatre, cinema and digital archiving, which has been published in international journals and book collections. Her recent essays have appeared in The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance, The Arden Research Handbook to Shakespeare and Adaptation and RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. Yong co-edited Shakespeare in Asia: Contemporary Performance (CUP) with Dennis Kennedy. In 2021, she chaired the first online World Shakespeare Congress, held from Singapore. She has led the Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive (A|S|I|A) as director since it began in 2008, in close collaboration with a multinational, multilingual team located in Asia, the UK and the US. A|S|I|A is accessible through a parallel-language interface in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and currently contains 62 East / Southeast Asian Shakespeare productions in 17 languages.