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The reincarnated giant : an anthology of twenty-first-century Chinese science fiction, (ebook)

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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
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Language
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
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
895.13/0876208
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Weatherhead books on Asia
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  • Science fiction, Chinese
  • Chinese fiction
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The reincarnated giant : an anthology of twenty-first-century Chinese science fiction, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231542548
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12062571
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remote
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12062571
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MWT12062571
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The reincarnated giant : an anthology of twenty-first-century Chinese science fiction, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231542548
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12062571
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12062571
System control number
MWT12062571
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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