“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Chinese Science Fiction in Chinese Literature Today


When Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem (Santi) won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015, and Hao Jingfang’s Folding Beijing (Beijing zhedie) got the same award for Best Novelette in 2016, Chinese science fiction officially entered a golden age. In this CLT, we are presenting two sections on Chinese science fiction made possible by Wu Yan, professor in the Department of Humanities at Southern University of Science and Technology (who is also a science fiction writer), and Yao Jianbin, professor of comparative and world literature at Beijing Normal University—also a CLT deputy editor.

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