CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature


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ISSN: 0193-7774
E-ISSN: 2051-6150
Frequency: Semiannual

CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature (formerly, CHINOPERL Papers) is published by CHINOPERL, short for the Permanent Conference on Chinese Oral and Performing Literature.

The focus of CHINOPERL is on literature connected to oral performance, broadly defined as any form of verse or prose that has elements of oral transmission or performance either formally on stage or informally as a means of everyday communication. Such “literature” includes widely-accepted genres such as the novel, short story, drama, and poetry, but may also include proverbs, folksongs, and other traditional forms of linguistic expression.

Formerly CHINOPERL Papers, number 6 (1976) through number 31 (2012); CHINOPERL News, number 1 (1969) through number 5 (1975).

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  • Author Guidelines
  • CHINOPERL welcomes inquiries about submitting articles within the scope of Chinese oral and performing literature for publication. CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature is a refereed journal which, beginning in 2013, is published twice per year. A style sheet is available.

    Inquiries and manuscripts may be addressed to the editor, Jing Shen, the associate editors, Catherine C. Swatek, Vibeke Børdahl, and Margaret Wan, or members of the Editorial Board.

  • Editorial Board
  • Editor

    Jing Shen, Eckerd College, USA

    Consulting Editor

    David Rolston, University of Michigan, USA

    Associate Editors

    Catherine C. Swatek, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Vibeke Børdahl, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Denmark

    Margaret Wan, University of Utah, USA

    Editorial Board

    Mark Bender, The Ohio State University, USA

    Susan Blader, Dartmouth College, USA

    Claire Conceison, Duke University, USA

    Andrea Goldman, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    GUO Yingde, Beijing Normal University, China

    HAI Zhen, National Academy of Theatre Arts, Beijing, China

    Robert E Hegel, Washington University, St Louis, USA

    Wilt L Idema, Harvard University, USA

    David Johnson, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Rainier Lanselle, École Pratique des Hautes Études, France

    Kathryn Lowry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

    Colin Mackerras, Griffith University, Australia

    Victor H. Mair, University of Pennsylvania, USA

    Lindy Li Mark, California State University, East Bay, USA

    Anne E. McLaren, University of Melbourne, Australia

    Helen Rees, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    Sue M. C. Tuohy, Indiana University, USA

    C.K. Wang, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan

    Elizabeth Wichmann-Walzcak, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA

    Bell Yung, University of Pittsburgh, USA

    Judith T. Zeitlin, University of Chicago, USA


  • Indexes
  • Articles appearing in CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature are indexed and/or abstracted in:

    Association for Asian Studies-
    Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online)

    Elsevier BV-

    Modern Language Association-
    MLA International Bibliography

    RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)