Category: research

Chinese sf stories from Clarkesworld: 2014-15

Xia Jia “If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler,” trans. Ken Liu (Nov 2015). Liu Cixin “Another Word: Chinese SF and Chinese Reality,” trans. Ken Liu (Nov 2015) Han Song “Security Check,” trans. Ken Liu (Aug 2015) Chen Qiufan “Coming of the Light,” trans. Ken Liu (Mar 2015) Zhang Ran “Ether,” trans. several (Jan 2015)…

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Chinese SF authors and the Anti-Spiritual Pollution Campaign (ASPC)

Both Ye Yonglie (葉永烈) and Zheng Wenguang (鄭文光) were “struggled” during the ASPC of the 1980s. Zheng was a Vietnamese astronomer and emigre SF author of “Pacific Ocean Man” 《太平洋人》 and Mirror Image of the Earth 《地球的鏡像》– the latter of which is about aliens who have developed an interest in the Cultural Revolution. Meanwhile Ye was…

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Chen Qiufan and Stan Lee

As i’m tweaking my paper for the fast approaching ACCL conference in Changsha I’ve run across a lot of interesting things on Chen Qiufan (陈楸帆, whose work I’m writing about), with perhaps the most intriguing being this (uncredited) image of the author posing in shades with the legendary Stan Lee.