The International Theatre Studies Centre of Shanghai Theatre Academy is established by Shanghai Theatre Academy for further studying and understanding the contemporary western theatre, for further promoting the foreign theatre studies and meeting the teaching requirements, and for serving the society and fellow theatre researchers all over China.
The centre is devoted to establishing:
- Information Exchanging Centre. The information of latest theatre events can be released immediately through website, the journal and in the forms of exchanging with the foreign fellow institutions.
- Theory Research centre. The latest research findings can be known and spread in time through the regular international symposiums and the published books.
- Playwriting Base. On the basis of translation and research, we would like to invite the playwrights, the translators, the directors and actors to discuss and create the play together. The centre combining writing and studying can be formed gradually.
All in all, The International Theatre Studies Centre of Shanghai Theatre Academy will be, through the unremitting efforts for some years, the most advanced materials centre of theatre in Asia, and an important base for the researchers studying Chinese, Asian, and Euro-American theatre to communicate, research, and create.