葉坦： 美國南卡大學比較戲劇正教授、孔子學院院長。曾在多倫多大學Northrop Frye 門下學習莎士比亞，在紐約大學學習電影。1992年獲華盛頓大學比較戲劇博士之後，曾在華盛頓大學、凡薩學院、馬克特藝術學校、芳龐藝術學院任教。主要著述英文版的包括《戲劇的共同密碼》、《中國電影歷史詞典》、《中國戲劇祥析》、《中國戲劇歷史詞典》、《牛津百科全書》中“中國電影”及“中國戲劇” 部分; 中文版的包括《敞開的門：中美現代電影劇作理論與技巧》（翻譯及編輯）。另有百余篇論文在中國大陸、香港、臺灣、及美國發表。從1995年起，他曾在中國戲曲學院、北京電影學院、上海戲劇學院、清華大學、北京大學、北京師範大學（“985學者”）、中山大學、山東大學、暨南大學、西安交通大學、國立臺灣大學、耶魯大學、哈佛大學、中央電視臺“百家講壇”、山東電視臺“我是先生”、廣東省“嶺南大講堂”、湖北省“長江講壇”等國內外院校和學術單位講學。他多次曾擔任中國電影國際年會和中國電影節的主要組織及評委工作，同時他還參加過九部故事片和紀錄片的創作。 Tan Ye： Professor of Comparative Theater, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of South Carolina. Tan Ye studied Shakespeare under Northrop Frye at University of Toronto. He received Ph.D. in Comparative Theater from Washington University. He joined USC in 1992， having taught at Washington University and Vassar College. His publications include the books, Common Dramatic Codes (1997), Theory and Practice of Screenwriting in China and America (co-edited with Li Jin, 2008), Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater (2009), and Historical Dictionary of Chinese Film (2012). He has written over 100 essays and book chapters on Chinese culture, cinema and theater, including “Film: China,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. Since 1995 Dr. Ye lectured at Tsinghua University, Peking University, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Shanghai Drama Academy, Sun Yat-sen University, Jinan University, National Taiwan University, Yale University, Harvard University, etc. Dr. Ye has served on organizing committees for many international conferences on Chinese cinema and Chinese film festivals, among which, the most recent ones include “Chinese Films in the US since 1979” (2010, conference chair), “Documenting China” (2011, conference chair), “Chinese Women Filmmakers” (2012, conference chair), “Teaching Chinese Language and Cultures Through Films” (2013, conference chair), “Ang Lee and His Arts” (organizer and chair of three panels at the 55th American Association for Chinese Studies, Rutgers, NJ). In 2009 he played the key role in the establishment of the Chinese Film Collection at the USC, which is the largest collection of Chinese films outside China. As art consultant, screenplay consultant, translator, or assistant director, Dr. Ye was evolved in the making of nine Chinese feature and documentary films.