The Ying Ming Theater

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George-Augustus-Göttingen University is located in the western foothills of the Harz Mountains, with a 300-year-long history. Its culture is academically rich. It is the spiritual home of countless predecessors of 45 Nobel Prize winners and generations of students.


In the summer of 2019, a group of like-minded people initiated the Chinese Theater in Göttingen, hoping to organize all kinds of drama activities to show their talents. The group aims at cross-cultural exchange without emphasizing neither the exotic Chinese style nor anti-orientalism. Its members are interested in the topics of subjectivity, freedom, rationality, justice, and identities in the global context. Building up a platform of intercultural communication will make different cultures more accessible and assessable.

2019年夏天,一群志同道合的朋友为组织各种戏剧活动而成立了哥廷根中文剧社(嘤鸣戏剧)。剧社希望促进文化交流,但无意强调异域风情,渲染反东方主义色彩。剧社成员有兴趣探索“主体” “自由” “理性” “公平” “正义”以及多元文化语境下身份认同等话题,认为只有共建“对话而非对抗”的交流平台,不同文化才更可能达成相互理解与促进。

The Journal of Ying Ming Theater


The Journal of Ying Ming Theater (ISSN 2700-2047) is a non-profit digital journal founded by Dr. Yumin Ao in Germany in Oct. 2019. It is affiliated with the Chinese Theater in Göttingen. It focuses on intercultural theater, cultural diversity in theater, and cross-cultural dialogue through theater. The contributors and columnists of the journal are based on various theatrical practices in different cultural contexts.


The initiator Dr. Yumin Ao acts as the intendant and artistic director. She is the researcher of the Global and Trans-regional Studies Platform, and her research interests include Chinese literature and theater, contemporary theater performance, and theater for social change.