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The technological imaginary in contemporary Chinese literature

by Lemardelé Élise - published on , updated on

January 22, 2 pm CET (GMT+1)

Link to the online workshop

Organizers: Xu Shuang, University of Paris, CRCAO; Jessica Imbach, University of Zurich

Panel 1
2 pm – 4.30 pm
• Living an Emperor’s Life, Dying a Nobel Death: On the Exhaustion of Dialectical Thinking
in Li Hongwei’s SF Novel The King and Lyric Poetry (Joanna Krenz, Adam Mickiewicz University)
• Technology, Human Reproduction and Motherhood in Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction (Liu Xi, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
• Imagining Time and Exploring alternative worlds (Xu Shuang)
• The Misuse of Technology in Han Song’s Science Fiction (Loïc Aloisio, University of Aix-Marseille)
• From Intelligent Dinosaurs to Singing Bats: Extinct, Engineered and Rewilded Animals in Chinese Science Fiction (Jessica Imbach)
Moderator: Andrea Riemenschnitter (University of Zurich)

Panel 2
5 pm – 7.30 pm
• AI Writing: a Hype or the Future? (Chen Qiufan, Shanghai)
• Tradition, Cyborg and Virtual Reality: Chen Qiufan’s Writing on Homeland and Post-human
(Yu Xuying, Open University of Hong Kong)
• Delegated Digital Art: Victor Wong’s Tech-Ink Paintings and Chen Qiufan’s ‘State of Trance’ (Daria Berg and Giorgio Strafella, University of St.Gallen)
• Is there a Chinese Cyberpunk? (Gwennaël Gaffric, University of Lyon)
• Reimagining Daoist Alchemy, Decolonizing Transhumanism: The Fantasy of Immortality Cultivation in Twenty-First Century China (Ni Zhange, Virginia Tech)
Moderator: Wang Ao (Wesleyan University)