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Dis-Orienting PlanetsRacial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction$
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Isiah Lavender III

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496811523

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.001.0001

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“Great Wall Planet”

“Great Wall Planet”

Estrangements of Chinese Science Fiction

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(p.13) “Great Wall Planet”
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Dis-Orienting Planets
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Veronica Hollinger

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0002

In “‘Great Wall Planet’: Estrangements of Chinese Science Fiction,” Veronica Hollinger offers a few observations about Chinese SF, specifically in terms of its potential to defamiliarize what scholars have begun to refer to as “global science fiction.” She suggests five ways in which Chinese SF can estrange a taken-for-granted Anglo-American mainstream: 1) as an “alien” cultural product; 2) as a product of China’s “rise” as a global superpower; 3) as the product of an “alternate” cultural history; 4) as representative of something called “global science fiction”; and 5) as a kind of “second-language” version of the discourse of Anglo-American globalization. She uses fictional works by Liu Cixin and Han Song to emphasize her points.

Keywords:   Chinese SF, Globalization, Cyberpunk, The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin

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