Chinese Science Fiction as a Reflection of Chinese Society Today

    1. Event Type Seminar

Chinese Science Fiction as a Reflection of Chinese Society Today

13 Apr 2016, 11:30 - 12:30

Gallery Suite Room 1 Grand Hall Gallery


A unique chance to gain an insight into Chinese Science Fiction through a discussion with an author (Xiaolu Guo), translator (Helen Wang, Paper Republic), publisher (Michael Rowley), and reader (Yen Ooi).

The seminar will explore the connections between science fiction themes and tropes, and how Chinese science fiction reflects on Chinese society today. Chinese science fiction has had various guises and authors – from educational fiction for the home market written by scientists, to Liu Cixin’s international Hugo award winning trilogy The Three Body Problem. Today, we can ask what is Chinese about science fiction written in Chinese, and what is it reflecting?


Special thanks to Dr Anne Witchard, Comma Press, and Nicky Harman (Read Paper Republic) for helping make this event possible.


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