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Visiting Professor of Chinese Opera at the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera

Chinese Opera actress and director, professor of Chinese Opera at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA), director of the Operatic Art Education Centre and Continuing Education Department at NACTA

Office: LS G625


  • Beijing Opera
  • Beijing Opera Combat
  • Traditional Chinese Culture
  • Guzheng (Chinese zither)
  • Dizi (Chinese flute)
  • Classical Chinese Poetry
  • Chinese Opera Exercise


  • Beijing Opera Combat I & II
  • Beijing Opera Face Painting
  • Beijing Opera Character Types


  • Ten Brocade Exercises for Chinese Opera. Beijing: High Education Press (2009-2011).
  • "Unearthing the Artistic Characteristics of Chinese Opera, Establishing a Cultural Supply Chain of 'The Journey of National Theatre.'" The Industry Theory of Chinese Opera Culture. Beijing: Chinese Opera Press (2008).
  • "Prepared for Danger in Times of Safety—the Director's Idea of 'Empress Zhangsun.'" Opera Arts 1 (2007).
  • "Innovative Education Should be Strengthened in the Teaching of Beijing Opera Performance" (Ch. 74) Chinese Opera Study. Art Press (2007).
  • "Old Stories and New Views." Chinese Opera 5 (2006).
  • "Ke Jia'Kao." Cai Xia Essays. Opera Press (2000).
  • Main 60 songs in China's Hundred Poetry Songs. Beijing: Central Radio and Television University Publishing House Co., Ltd (2000).
  • "I Play 'The Romance of A Hairpin.'" Chinese Opera 10 (1998).
  • "A Study on the 'Tone' of Opera Directors." Opera Arts 3 (1998).
  • "Theatre and Opera Research," People's University Newspaper Center 10 (1998).
  • "The Process of Shaping an Opera Role." Guangdong Arts 4 (1994).
  • "I Still Love Opera." Chinese Opera 7 (1994).
  • "Performance with Emotion Expressed by Skills." Shanghai Opera 2 (1993).


  • March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetter, 2011
  • Directed the Kunqu Opera Xu Pipa at the 18th Be Se To Drama Festival, 2010
  • Directed The Peony Pavilion, which was played in the First China (Fuzhou) Tang Xianzu Art Festival to celebrate the 460th birth anniversary of Tang Xianzu, 2010
  • Directed the Chaozhou opera Princess of the Kingdom of Wu, which was selected as one of the 30 National Excellent Projects, 2007
  • Directed Pingju Opera Empress Zhangsun, which won the first prize in Performance and Six Single Prizes at the art festival in Shenyang in Liaoning province, 2006
  • Co-directed Chaozhou Opera Princess of the Kingdom of Wu with Xie Pingan, which won first place for directing at the Ninth Guangdong Art Festival, 2005
  • Directed The Morning of the Monkey, which won the Gold Award and Six Single Prizes at Liaoning Fifth Art Festival, 2001
  • Wenhua Performance Prize, 1991
  • Experts Special Allowance, 1991
  • Plum Blossom Prize, 1986


Linghui Tu has participated in the performance group of the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO) at Binghamton University from fall 2012 to present. She has performed at Binghamton University, the University of South Carolina, Presbyterian College, Greenville Technical College, the University of Rhode Island, Portland State University, University of Oregon, University of Montana, University of Missouri - St. Louis, Stony Brook University, SUNY Cortland, Auburn University at Montgomery, Richard Stockton College, the University at Albany, Western Kentucky University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Tulane University, SUNY Plattsburgh, Colorado State University, and the Community College at Denver.


Last Updated: 11/8/17