Chinese Sci-fi and the Imagination of Sustainable Futures: A NCTA Resource Workshop for K-12 Educators

This online workshop explores how Chinese sci-fi engages with the challenges of environmental, social, and political sustainability that confront both contemporary China and humanity at large. We will explore the work of eminent sci-fi writers such as Liu Cixin, Hao Jingfang, Chen Qiufan, Han Song, and Chi Hui, whose short stories collectively address threats to biodiversity, environmental resources, and the social order while also presenting alternative imaginations of sustainable futures and interspecies coexistence. Our treatment of these texts will demonstrate as well how a global humanities approach might incorporate United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to further analysis and reflection.