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Editor's Note

Editor's Note In 1977, as a graduate student at the University of Hawai`i, I gathered fellow students to create Asian Theatre Reports, a mimeographed publication with information gleaned from Asian artists in Hawai`i and graduate students recently returned from research in Asia. I started that endeavor for purely selfish reasons--I was about to begin what was then called field research and needed a Lonely Planet of the arts to lead me to where theatre was happening. In retrospect, I realize my peers and I were a bit like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in saying, "Hey, kids! Let's make a publication!" Still, we seeded something bigger. James Brandon eventually expanded that rough effort into Asian Theatre Journal. He and Elizabeth Wichmann made it scholarly and substantive, and writers from around the world used it to communicate and debate. Samuel Leiter took over editorship and shaped it further. He published numerous play translations--making scripts accessible in English. He developed bibliographic materials (the next issue will have an example) and initiated the emerging scholars papers--the fruit of the Association for Asian Performance Debut Panel. Professor Leiter has the deep thanks and admiration of those around the globe who have benefited from his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

In 1977, as a graduate student at the University of Hawai`i, I gathered fellow students to create Asian Theatre Reports, a mimeographed publication with information gleaned from Asian artists in Hawai`i and graduate students recently returned from research in Asia. I started that endeavor for purely selfish reasons--I was about to begin what was then called field research and needed a Lonely Planet of the arts to lead me to where theatre was happening. In retrospect, I realize my peers and I were a bit like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in saying, "Hey, kids! Let's make a publication!" Still, we seeded something bigger. James Brandon eventually expanded that rough effort into Asian Theatre Journal. He and Elizabeth Wichmann made it scholarly and substantive, and writers from around the world used it to communicate and debate. Samuel Leiter took over editorship and shaped it further. He published numerous play translations--making scripts accessible in English. He developed bibliographic materials (the next issue will have an example) and initiated the emerging scholars papers--the fruit of the Association for Asian Performance Debut Panel. Professor Leiter has the deep thanks and admiration of those around the globe who have benefited from his

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 15, 2005

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