Liu Cixin’s Wandering Path to Apocalyptic Transcendence: Chinese SF and the Three Poles of Modern Chinese Cultural Production.

Ballentine, Philip A.


  • Abstract: This thesis reviews the history of Chinese science fiction (SF) from roughly 1900 until the present day, with particular attention on the late 1980s and contemporary SF short stories by Liu Cixin (刘慈欣). After discussing different definitions and theoretical concepts relating to SF, it examines the relationship between SF and three 'poles‘ of modern Chinese cultural production: the didactic, ... read more
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