讲座名称：Chinese Traditional Opera
Dr. Peter Xinya Zhang is a tenured associate professor at the Department of Audio Arts and Acoustics, Columbia College Chicago. His research interests include psychoacoustics, auditory physiology, singing voice, acoustics and its applications in media arts, virtual reality, as well as culture market of Chinese art. He received his degree of Bachelor of Science in physics from Peking University, P. R. China, and received his Ph.D. in physics from Michigan State University, U.S.A.
Dr. Zhang served as president of the Chicago Chapter, Acoustical Society of America from 2010 to 2013. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, and a member of the Audio Engineering Society. Dr. Zhang has published at top journals on acoustics and hearing, and has been the author of the chapter on psychoacoustics in the Handbook for Sound Engineers (by Focal Press) since the 4th edition, which is an industry standard.
Dr. Zhang has lectured at various institutions including Columbia College Chicago, Loyola University, Peking University, Institute of Acoustics at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tongji University, Beijing Film Academy, Communication University of China, Wuhan University. Dr. Zhang now serves as president of the Society of Chinese American Professors and Scientists. Dr. Zhang served as president of the Peking University Alumni Association of Midwestern United States from 2012 to 2013.
As an operatic tenor, Dr. Zhang has performed with professional companies, and promoted Chinese and western opera and art. He gave lectures on Peking opera to American Audience at Harvard University, Boston University, in Michigan and in Chicago, which were well received. Dr. Zhang is now an invited researcher at the International Research Center for Jingju (Peking Opera) Heritage, and an invited researcher at the National Institute of Cultural Development of China.