Bard Faculty

Wah Guan Lim

Assistant Professor of Chinese

Primary Academic Program: Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Asian Studies


B.A., University of New South Wales; M.St., University of Oxford; M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Cornell University. A scholar of transnational Chinese literature, he also studied at National Taiwan University, where he was a visiting fellow in the Department of Drama and Theater, and conducted additional research in Hong Kong, mainland China, and his native Singapore. Publications: translations, reviews, articles, and book chapters including “Between Memory and Forgetting: Ten Years after Gao Xingjian’s Winning of the Nobel” in Polyphony Embodied: Freedom and Fate in Gao Xingjian’s Writings (Berlin: De Gruyter), and “Danny Yung and Experimental Chinese Theatre” in Zuni Icosahedron Annual Report. Recipient of numerous travel grants and fellowships, including the Sage Fellowship, C. V. Starr Fellowship, and Hu Shih Fellowship in Chinese Studies from Cornell; and the Taiwan Fellowship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan. He also has theater experience as an actor, stage manager, and sound operator. At Bard since 2015.


  • Research Interests: transnational Chinese theater, Asian performance traditions, contemporary Chinese literature and culture; critical theory in theater and performance, Chinese-language film and media; postcolonial theory


Phone: 845-758-7392