WU Yan: Chinese Science Fiction Futurism
WU Yan is professor and director of the Science and Human Imagination Center of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. He is a science fiction writer and scholar, a Vice Chair of China Science Writers’ Association, a winner of Chinese Nebula Award and the Galaxy Award, as well as Thomas D. Clareson Award by Science Fiction Research Association for Distinguished Service.
He is the leading scholar of Chinese Science Fiction studies inside China. He has co-edited the special issue on Chinese Science Fiction for Science Fiction Studies back in 2013.
His recent works include Meditations on Chinese Science Fiction Literature: Wu Yan’s Self-selected Academic Works. You can find a review here in English. The key essay we are going to discuss is only available in Chinese for now, but DeepL provides a good result of Chinese-English translation for academic essays (better than Google Translate)! You can find the copiable Chinese version here.
The talk will be in Chinese, with interpretation by Regina Kanyu Wang.
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