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Josh Stenberg

Josh Stenberg

Josh Stenberg is an Associate Professor in Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney. He holds a Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council, and is a translator and author of fiction and poetry. (photograph by H. Romero)

'Prima Facie: Black Swan offers another first glance' by Josh Stenberg

ABR Arts 08 July 2024
Suzie Miller’s Prima Facie continues its triumphant procession at home and abroad with Black Swan State Theatre’s production in Perth, under the direction of Kate Champion. A hit at its première at Sydney’s Griffin Theatre in 2019 and in post-Covid seasons in Melbourne, Broadway, and the West End (winning the 2023 Olivier Award for Best New Play), not to mention in South Asia and Northern E ... (read more)

'The Poison of Polygamy: Staging a Chinese-Australian morality play' by Josh Stenberg

ABR Arts 13 June 2023
The Poison of Polygamy originally appeared serially in Melbourne’s Chinese Times in 1909–10. Wong Shee Ping’s novella is a kind of Cantonese Rake’s Progress by way of Rider Haggard, relating the wanderings and misadventures of a man sojourning in Australia, and the yearnings of the wife he leaves behind at home. Subtitled as social fiction, its chief concern is not migration but the moral ... (read more)