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China Is Sending Plants and Insects to the Moon in 2018

China will be sending silk worms to the Moon

Beam Me Down: Chinese Quantum Entanglement

The Chinese teleported two photons to Earth, and proved that faster than light communication is possible!

A Brief Glance at the Growing SF Community in China

The unceasing efforts of all the people within the SF community have given the genre a positive outlook in China.

Review of “Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse” by Xia Jia, translated...

Xia Jia's "Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse", a science fiction fable, came from an unusual inspiration.

Science Fiction in China: 2016 in Review

An overview of science fiction in China that focuses on government, industry and fandom.

Book Review: Hundred Ghost Soup by Robert Chansky

An unusual coming-of-age story infused with Chinese mythology and culture. Recommended for teens and adults who tire of the formulaic mold used for so many other coming-of-age novels.

Thinking in Context: The Anchor of Genre Translation

An exploration of some of the challenges of translating an English language text into Chinese.


A Book Review and a Magazine Review and a TV Review and an Exhibition Notice! Whoa! Lots going on in this week's column by Steve! (And what's with all the caps?)

Final Results for 2016 Galaxy Award and Chinese Nebula Award

A report on the winners of the Chinese Galaxy and Chinese Nebula Awards.

The Nebula Award for Global Chinese Science Fiction Films

An overview of the first annual Nebula Award for Global Chinese Science Fiction Films.

The Stories of Their Lives: The SF Association of Shanghai Jiao...

Club Report: Meet the SF Association of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The Metal Flowers: A Steampunk Arts DIY Session

Shanghai goes steampunk

Report on the “Science Fiction” Workshop at Fudan University

20 papers were delivered at the first Fudan University conference on science fiction.

A Time to Share, a Time to Enjoy – The Closing...

Apple Core closes out its 8th annual (massive) convention.

Short Story Review: Balin, by Chen Qiufan

Chen Quifan' Balin takes a look a human's capacity for empathy.

Ifs, Ands, or Buts: the Art Exhibition That Resonates with Imagination

A Shanghai museum engages with the imagination.

The Changing Horizon: A Brief Summary of Chinese SF in Year...

An excellent summary of Science Fiction in China, 2015

Short Story Review: Yuanyuan’s Bubbles, by Liu Cixin

Short fiction by last year's Hugo Award for Best Novel is reviewed.


Tanya reviews our past month and finds it interesting.

Short Story Review: ‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller’, by...

Shaoyan Hu reviews the latest Chinese SF in translation from Clarke's World magazine.

Updates on the Chinese Nebula Awards and the Coordinates Awards

On October 18th in Chengdu City, the winners of Chinese Nebula Awards were announced by World Chinese Science Fiction Association, who created the award...

The 26th Galaxy Award Ceremony in Beijing

China presents the 26th Galaxy Awards! Most Popular Foreign Author - Ken Liu; Best Imported - Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun

Finalist for Chinese Nebula Awards 2015

Chinese works receive over 50,000 votes for the Chinese Nebula awards, 2015.

Derivative Works of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem

Liu Cixin's International Best Seller has created a franchise

Yet Another Chinese SF Award —— The Coordinates Award

An editor, an author and a hardcore fan set to judge China's newest genre award.

Review of Coming of Light by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken...

Stanley Chan's story riffs on Arthur C. Clarke's observation about science and magic

Log-in to the Future – A Report on the 2015 Shanghai...

Reports from a month long science fiction and fantasy festival in China

The Beginning of Chinese Science Fiction

Science Fiction in Chinese is actually rendered from the Russian phrase "science-fantasy-fiction"

Asni’s Art Blog: Feng Huang

The Feng Huang is often referred to as the "Chinese Phoenix", but similarities between the two mythological birds are superficial: rather than death and resurrection, Feng Huang symbolises balance between yin and yang.

Introducing New Weird to Chinese Readers

Introducing the New Weird to China.