Meiling Cheng

An expert on performance art, body art, contemporary Euro-American experimental theater and modern Chinese live art

Associate professor of Critical Studies and English and director of Critical Studies, USC School of Dramatic Arts
Affiliate of the East Asian Studies Center, American Studies and Ethnicity (Asian American Studies), Gender Studies, and the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate Program


  • performance art
  • body art
  • contemporary experimental theater
  • modern drama, with particular focus on avant-garde texts
  • Chinese contemporary experimental art
  • site-specific installations

Additional Information

      Author of

In Other Los Angeleses: Multicentric Performance Art

      and a series of articles on Chinese performance art, body art and installation. Is currently working on the book project

Beijing Xingwei: Contemporary Time-based Art in China

    , which is supported by a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship.


  • Mandarin

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