Prof. Wichmann-Walczak Honored by Tsao Foundation

Earlier this month, long-time UHM Professor and Asian Theatre Specialist in the Department of Theatre & Dance, Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak, was honored with the 2018 Dr. Shuang Xin Tsao Private Foundation Award for “Outstanding, Creative and Unique accomplishments” in the field of Jingju (also called by some, Chinese or Peking Opera).

On May 8, 2018 she became the 10th recipient of the award, which was presented by Dr. Tsao’s nephew and his wife (pictured below). Wichmann-Walczak was honored with a miniature and highly detailed stage diorama featuring a statuette of the recipient herself in performance (pictured at the end of the page).

Photo of Wichmann-Walczak and Dr. Tsaos Nephew and Wife
Presentation of 2018 Award

Honoree History:
2010 Qi Shu Fang
2012 Tong Xiao Ling & Han Kui Xi
2013 Wang Pei Yu
2014 Chi Xiao Chiu & Zhang Huo Ding
2015 Li Jun
2016 Jing Lian Lian
2017 Li Hong Tu
2018 Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak

Photo of statue of Chinese Theatre stage and performer

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