Amanda M. C. HSIEH
Research Assistant Professor, Musicology
213, Hui Yeung Shing Building
BMus (Lond), MPhil (Oxon), PhD (Toronto)
Opera, gender, race, history of medicine, and war; late 19th and early 20th centuries, Central Europe, Japan
Amanda M. C. Hsieh is Research Assistant Professor of Historical Musicology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to her move to East Asia, she worked as Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto, where she also obtained her PhD (2020). Amanda's scholarship explores categories of gender and nation and their intertwined manifestations within opera of the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. While her doctoral work locates opera in the Austro-German context, her next book-length project treats opera as a transnational – and even a global – phenomenon between Germany and Japan. She is the latest winner of the Jerome Roche Prize and her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from, among others, the DAAD, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, and the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. Her writings can be found in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association (JRMA) and Music & Letters. She is the new Reviews Editor of the JRMA and the RMA Research Chronicle

[profile photo credit: Brendon Su]
Selected Publications
  • "Lyrical Tension, Collective Voices: Masculinity in Alban Berg's Wozzeck." Journal of the Royal Musical Association 144/2 (2019): 323–62.
    ** Winner of the Jerome Roche Prize, 2020 **
  • Review of Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds, by Peter Franklin. Music & Letters 97/4 (Nov 2016): 659–61.
  • Review of Masculinity in Opera: Gender, History, and New Musicology, edited by Philip Purvis. Music & Letters 97/3 (Aug 2016): 519–21.