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Chinese Science Fiction during the Post-Mao Cultural Thaw / Hua Li.

Author/Creator:
Li, Hua, author., Author,
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 pages)
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Science fiction, Chinese -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The late 1970s to the mid-1980s, a period commonly referred to as the post-Mao cultural thaw, was a key transitional phase in the evolution of Chinese science fiction. This period served as a bridge between science-popularization science fiction of the 1950s and 1960s and New Wave Chinese science fiction from the 1990s into the twenty-first century. Chinese Science Fiction during the Post-Mao Cultural Thaw surveys the field of Chinese science fiction and its multimedia practice, analysing and assessing science fiction works by well-known writers such as Ye Yonglie, Zheng Wenguang, Tong Enzheng, and Xiao Jianheng, as well as the often-overlooked tech-science fiction writers of the post-Mao thaw. Exploring the socio-political and cultural dynamics of science-related Chinese literature during this period, Hua Li combines close readings of original Chinese literary texts with literary analysis informed by scholarship on science fiction as a genre, Chinese literary history, and media studies. Li argues that this post-Mao thaw science fiction began its rise as a type of government-backed literature, and yet often stirred up controversy and pushback as a contentious and boundary-breaking genre. Topically structured and interdisciplinary in scope, Chinese Science Fiction during the Post-Mao Cultural Thaw will appeal both to scholars and fans of science fiction.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
CHINESE SCIENCE FICTION DURING THE POST-MAO CULTURAL THAW
1 The Field of Chinese Science Fiction, 1976-1983
2 A Study of Zheng Wenguang's Mars Series
3 A Scientific Holmes in Post-Mao China: Ye Yonglie and His SF Thrillers
4 Tong Enzheng and the Motif of Alien Invasions
5 Posthuman Conditions in Xiao Jianheng's SF Narratives
6 Tech-SF and the Four Modernizations
7 Fledgling Media Convergence: PRC SF from Print to Electronic Media
8 Blooming, Contending, and Boundary-Breaking Even in a Genre of Government-Backed Literature
Notes
Chinese Character Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Aug 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781487537807
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781487537807 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.