학술논문

Chinese Science Fiction during the Post-Mao Cultural Thaw.
Document Type
Article
Source
Utopian Studies. 2024, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p270-276. 7p.
Subject
*SCIENCE fiction
*PEASANTS
*SCIENTIFIC knowledge
*POLITICAL leadership
*THAWING
*CHINESE films
Language
ISSN
1045-991X
Abstract
"Chinese Science Fiction during the Post-Mao Cultural Thaw" by Hua Li is a scholarly book that examines science fiction in China from 1976 to 1983. The author explores the political and cultural changes of this period and connects Chinese SF to various factors such as mainstream literary perspectives, domestic politics, changing international relations, and Western SF traditions. The book offers a new interpretation of SF in the post-Mao era and contributes to existing scholarship by discussing the "Anti-Spiritual Pollution Campaign" in 1983, the lack of critical awareness of ethical problems in SF, the similarities between post-Mao SF and more recent fiction, and the shift of SF writers to higher social classes. This article discusses the development of Chinese SF during the post-Mao era, exploring themes such as Mars exploration, detective thrillers, alien invasions, posthuman conditions, and genetic engineering. It also examines the impact of media convergence on the popularity and dissemination of Chinese SF, suggesting that it is a genre often supported by the government. Overall, this article provides a comprehensive analysis of Chinese SF during this period and is recommended for readers interested in the history of Chinese SF. [Extracted from the article]