Seminars & Short Courses

Science Fiction in China: From BC to AI

This asynchronous NCTA course explores science fiction literature from China, from its roots in the earliest dynastic periods to twenty-first-century trends. With an eye toward the relationship between history and literature, we will look at how authors in China have used fiction to imagine how the world might work; how local authors adapted the conventions of European science fiction to create distinctly Chinese literature; how the events of history have contributed to different literary visions of China’s future; and how Chinese science fiction has begun to build a fan base outside China. Awards four hours of professional development points.