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The reincarnated giant : an anthology of twenty-first-century Chinese science fiction, edited by Mingwei Song and Theodore Huters

Label
The reincarnated giant : an anthology of twenty-first-century Chinese science fiction
Title
The reincarnated giant
Title remainder
an anthology of twenty-first-century Chinese science fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mingwei Song and Theodore Huters
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
A new wave of Chinese science fiction is here. This golden age has not only resurrected the genre but also subverted its own conventions. Going beyond political utopianism and technological optimism, contemporary Chinese writers conjure glittering visions and subversive experiments--ranging from space opera to cyberpunk, utopianism to the posthuman, and parodies of China's rise to deconstructions of the myth of national development. This anthology showcases the best of contemporary science fiction from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People's Republic of China. In fifteen short stories and novel excerpts, The Reincarnated Giant opens a doorway into imaginary realms alongside our own world and the history of the future. Authors such as Lo Yi-chin, Dung Kai-cheung, Han Song, Chen Qiufan, and the Hugo winner Liu Cixin--some alive during the Cultural Revolution, others born in the 1980s--blur the boundaries between realism and surrealism, between politics and technology. They tell tales of intergalactic war; decoding the last message sent from an extinct human race; the use of dreams as tools to differentiate cyborgs and humans; poets' strange afterlife inside a supercomputer; cannibalism aboard an airplane; and unchecked development that leads to uncontrollable catastrophe. At a time when the Chinese government promotes the "Chinese dream," the dark side of the new wave shows a nightmarish unconscious. The Reincarnated Giant is an essential read for anyone interested in the future of the genre
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Song, Mingwei
  • Huters, Theodore
Series statement
Weatherhead books on Asia
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  • Science fiction, Chinese
  • Chinese fiction
  • FICTION
  • Chinese fiction
  • Science fiction, Chinese
Label
The reincarnated giant : an anthology of twenty-first-century Chinese science fiction, edited by Mingwei Song and Theodore Huters
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. The dream devourer
  • Egoyan Zheng
  • 5. The demon-enslaving flask
  • Xia Jia
  • 6. The poetry cloud
  • Liu Cixin
  • 7. "Science fiction" : a chapter of Daughter
  • Lo Yi-Chin
  • 8. Balin
  • Chen Qiufan
  • Introduction : does science fiction dream of a Chinese new wave?
  • 9. The radio waves that never die
  • La La
  • 10. 1923 : a fantasy
  • Zhao Haihong
  • 11. The passengers and the Creator
  • Han Song
  • 12. The reincarnated giant
  • Wang Jinkang
  • 13. The rain forest
  • Chi Hui
  • Mingwei Song
  • 14. The demon's head
  • Fei Dao
  • 15. Songs of ancient earth
  • Bao Shu
  • 1. Regenerated bricks
  • Han Song
  • 2. The village schoolteacher
  • Liu Cixin
  • 3. Histories of time : the luster of mute porcelain (excerpts)
  • Dung Kai-Cheung
Control code
on1022075653
Dimensions
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Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 424 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542548
Lccn
2018004548
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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  • 22573/ctv4hq62n
  • bed7ef7a-b67c-4634-b25e-b80108f92e7b
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075653
Label
The reincarnated giant : an anthology of twenty-first-century Chinese science fiction, edited by Mingwei Song and Theodore Huters
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. The dream devourer
  • Egoyan Zheng
  • 5. The demon-enslaving flask
  • Xia Jia
  • 6. The poetry cloud
  • Liu Cixin
  • 7. "Science fiction" : a chapter of Daughter
  • Lo Yi-Chin
  • 8. Balin
  • Chen Qiufan
  • Introduction : does science fiction dream of a Chinese new wave?
  • 9. The radio waves that never die
  • La La
  • 10. 1923 : a fantasy
  • Zhao Haihong
  • 11. The passengers and the Creator
  • Han Song
  • 12. The reincarnated giant
  • Wang Jinkang
  • 13. The rain forest
  • Chi Hui
  • Mingwei Song
  • 14. The demon's head
  • Fei Dao
  • 15. Songs of ancient earth
  • Bao Shu
  • 1. Regenerated bricks
  • Han Song
  • 2. The village schoolteacher
  • Liu Cixin
  • 3. Histories of time : the luster of mute porcelain (excerpts)
  • Dung Kai-Cheung
Control code
on1022075653
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 424 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542548
Lccn
2018004548
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv4hq62n
  • bed7ef7a-b67c-4634-b25e-b80108f92e7b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075653

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