Professor Colin Mackerras,
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Prof. Mackerras of the Griffith University of Queensland, Australia is a leading Western expert on Chinese theatre with many published works on both modern and traditional theatre on his credit. In Beijing he is currently lecturing on “The Western Perception of China” as well as being involved in the Australian Studies Centre. Another area of interest and research is the minorities of China and it is from this area that he has selected material for his lecture to BIS.