Posthuman China: A Lecture by Mingwei Song

Event Date

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:00pm

Room Number

Frazier Jelke A

Contact

Seok-Won Lee

Phone

901-843-3405

Posthuman China: Science Fiction, Heterotopia, and the Poetics of Invisibility

Dr. Song will discuss the contemporary new wave of Chinese science fiction through the prism of the award-winning book “Three-Body Problem,” a three-volume Chinese science-fiction novel. Dr. Song argues that the contemporary new wave of Chinese science fiction presents a subversive vision of China’s pursuit of power and wealth, a dystopian counterpart to the government-promoted “Chinese dream.”