Tian, Min Books

Min Tian works at the University of Iowa. He earned degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China.

China’s Greatest Operatic Male Actor of Female Roles: Documenting the Life and Art of Mei Lanfang, 1894-1961
2010 0-7734-3777-0
This is the first English language book to systematically examine the life and art of Mei Lanfang (1894-1961). Mei, who specialized in female roles in classical Chinese theatre, especially jingju, is widely considered the greatest actor of twentieth-century China. This text includes analyses of his work from Chinese, Western, Russian,and intercultural perspectives.