Chinese Science Fiction: Future Visions

Chinese Science Fiction: Future Visions

Chen Qiufan and Regina Kanyu Wang

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 101, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 065211

Conversations with Chinese Writers and Short Film Screening

5:00-6:30PM Panel Discussion

6:30-8:00PM Screening of Short Films by Storycom

Chen Qiufan is an award-winning science fiction writer. He grew up near Guiyu, China, home to the world’s largest e-waste recycling center, an area the UN called an “environmental calamity.” His experiences there inspired the Waste Tide. He currently lives in Shanghai and Beijing and works as the founder of Thema Mundi Studio. You can find him on Twitter as @ChenQiufan.

Regina Kanyu Wang is a bilingual writer from Shanghai, graduate of Fudan University’s MFA program, member of Shanghai Writers’ Association, Shanghai Popular Science Writers’ Association and World Chinese Science Fiction Association. She has been invited as a guest of Shanghai-Taipei Literary camp, Melon HK, Euro-Asia Economic Forum, Shanghai International Literary Week and others. Her writing has been supported by Shanghai Culture Development Foundation and Writing Downtown in Las Vegas residency. Her short story, “Back to Myan,” won the SF Comet international short story competition. Her novella, “Of Cloud and Mist” won the Xingyun Award for Global Chinese SF. Her stories can be found in Mengya, Science Fiction World, Southern People Weekly, Galaxy’s Edge, Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation and etc. She has also published a science fiction story collection, Of Cloud and Mist 2.2.

Besides writing, Regina is also dedicated to science fiction culture promotion. She has co-founded SF AppleCore and Asia SF Association, initiated events like Shanghai SF & Fantasy Festival, monthly gathering AppleCore Party and annual Christmas Party for sff lovers in Shanghai. Now working for Storycom, she promotes Chinese science fiction internationally.