• 研討會的緣起
    • 2014年9月起,趁立教大學細井尚子教授來臺北藝術大學客座一年,本校相關老師組成「東亞戲劇教師社群」,逐漸累積對舉辦東亞大眾戲劇國際學術研討會的共識,希望增進學界與大眾對相關議題的共鳴。
    • 臺北藝術大學與立教大學確定兩地每年輪流舉辦的決議。首屆「2016東亞大眾戲劇國際學術研討會」,於2016年10月6日至7日在北藝大舉行,邀請臺灣、中國、日本、韓國等戲劇學者發表論文,並舉辦「琉球音樂工作坊」與「琉球舞蹈工作坊」。

       

    • 2017年1月7、8日在東京立教大學舉辦「『近代日本』空間下的東亞大眾戲劇」國際研討會(国際シンポジウム『近代日本』空間下の東アジア大衆演劇),邀請北藝大邱坤良教授與明治大學神山彰教授進行專題演講,並有臺、日、中、韓學者發表論文。為替本屆在臺北舉行的研討會暖身,2017年12月9-10日舉行「2017東亞大眾戲劇研究國際論壇『歌‧舞‧戲──大眾演劇的魅力』」,請邱坤良教授專題演講外,並也請學者專家發表研究或實務心得。在逐年發展的過程中,陸續引進更多的相關學者參與會議,發表論文,希望逐步催生東亞大眾戲劇研究會的成立。

  • 研討會的舉辦目的
    • 十九世紀下半葉以來,東亞地區面臨西方文明、軍事勢力進入的衝擊,也面臨領土統治權的轉換或戰爭,然而有些文藝潮流是政治或意識形態難以阻擋的。本屆研討會定名為「2018東亞大眾戲劇國際學術研討會:流行的生成與變動」(The 2018 International Conference on Popular Theater in East Asia: The Formation and Fluctuation of Popularity),「流行」或來自日文的「人氣」(人気)是大眾戲劇的重要特徵,能夠蔚為流行,使人們駐足觀賞,或是購票進場,是大眾戲劇得以維繫的主因。本次研討會涵括「戲劇」與「演藝」的討論,跨國戲劇製作與表演內容的流動,與如何保存過去流行,現在卻瀕危的傳統戲曲等。流行的潮流起起落落,對過去的深層挖掘,與對流行因素的探討,都有助於我們更深刻了解昔日的生活面貌,也有益於推動未來的戲劇。也希望能吸引更多學生、研究者關注、投入東亞傳統與現代的大眾戲劇研究。
  • History and Origin of this Conference
    • Teachers of Asian theatrical arts and music in Taipei National University of the Arts first formed the Teacher Group for East Asian Theatre in September, 2014, while Prof. HOSOI Naoko of Rikkyo University was staying at Taipei National University of the Arts as a visiting scholar for one year. During this year, this teacher group gradually reached a consensus of holding international conferences on popular theater in East Asia, in the hope of promoting academic and public interest in the related topics.
      Taipei National University of the Arts and Rikkyo University agreed on taking turns hosting an international conference on East Asian theatre annually. And the first international conference was held in Taipei National University of the Arts on October 6th and 7th, 2016. In this conference, besides those in Taiwan, theatre scholars from China, Japan and Korea were invited to present their papers and, additionally, workshops on Ryukyu music and Ryukyu dance were held.

    • In Tokyo, on January 7th and 8th, 2017, Rikkyo University hosted the International Symposium on Popular Theater in East Asia in the space of Modern Japan, inviting Prof. CHIU Kun-Liang of Taipei National University of the Arts and Prof. KAMIYAMA Akira of Meiji University as keynote speakers and theatre scholars from Taiwan, Japan, China and Korea to present papers. As a warm-up activity for the 2018 international conference, on December 9th and 10th, the “2017 International Forum on East Asian Popular Theatre Studies: Songs, Dance and Drama—the Charm of Popular Theatre” was held, in which Prof. CHIU Kun-Liang gave a keynote speech and scholars and experts were invited to present papers or share their practice. Thus, through the years, more and more scholars in the related fields have been introduced to join the conferences and present papers and it is our hope that an East Asian Popular Theatre Studies Association will be established eventually.

    Purpose of Holding this Conference


      Since the mid-19th century, East Asia has been faced with not just the impacts of the Western civilization and military intrusions but also changes in ruling powers or wars. But despite these, some artistic and literary trends cannot be stopped by politics or ideologies. This year’s conference is titled “the 2018 International Conference on Popular Theater in East Asia: The Formation and Fluctuation of Popularity.” “Popularity” may have originated from the Japanese word “人気,” which is the very crucial feature of popular theatre that gets people to enjoy drama and buy theatre tickets, and is the most important reason why theatres are alive. The conference of this year will cover the discussions of “theatre” and “entertainment,” multinational theatre productions, and how to preserve traditional drama, which was once popular but is now endangered. By excavating deeply into the past to trace the ebbs and flows of past popular trends and analyze the factors of their popularity, it helps people to grasp more deeply what life was like in the past and promote traditional theatre arts in the future. Moreover, it is our hope to arouse more attention from both students and researchers to get them to work on the studies of traditional and modern popular theatre in East Asia.