Headlines from China: The Complicated Supply Chain Behind China’s Fan Economy

 /  Headlines From China  / 
In an age where followers and social media popularity are everything, fans have become an integral part of many Chinese celebrities’ careers. Read More

Headlines from China: Sci-fi Fan Barack Obama Meets Chinese Novelist Liu Cixin in Beijing 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
At the recent Global Education Summit in Beijing, former U.S. President Barack Obama met Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin whose science fiction novel 'The Three-Body Problem' reportedly influenced Obama's presidency. Read More

Why Chinese Sci-Fi Fans Love Homegrown Heroes

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Film and literary protagonists wield ancient philosophy to ward off alien invasions. Read More

Headlines from China: What Data Says about the Market of Sci-fi Movies in China 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Science fiction is a widely liked genre that generates numerous international blockbusters. While Hollywood produced most of those blockbusters, an increasing number of Chinese sci-fi projects have been emerging in recent years. Read More

Headlines from China: Why 70% of Chinese Films and TV Shows Are Shot in Hengdian

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Located in a remote town in China's Zhejian province, Hengdian World Studios has become the largest film studio in the world, attracting seventy percent Chinese film and TV crews to shoot there every year. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Passes Chinese Censorship; ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Scores China Release Date

 /  Headlines From China  / 
American neo-noir science fiction film 'Blade Runner 2049', a sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner', has passed Chinese censorship and is expected to be imported into China for a theatrical release. Read More

Headlines from China: The Market Segmentation of Sci-fi Movies in China 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
According to a report by a Beijing based research firm CC Smart, Chinese audiences born after 2000 prefer soft science fictions such as 'Transformers', while audiences born between 1970 and 1990 prefer hard science fictions that emphasize scientific accuracy. Read More

Is Sci-Fi the Next Big Chinese Cultural Export After Kung Fu?

 /  People  / 
While a younger generation of Chinese readers have been voraciously reading stories from around the world for decades, Chinese science fiction has barely begun to seep into Western libraries. But those that have, have done so with resounding success. Read More

Chinese Filmmaker Lu Chuan To Co-Produce Hollywood Sci-Fi Film

 /  News  / 
Lu Chuan will co-produce a futuristic sci-fi film with Hollywood about mechanic dragons in a steel town to be directed by Kevin Greutert of the Saw series. Read More

China’s Top Sci-Fi Writer Nominated for Second Hugo Award

 /  News  / 
Liu Cixin's "Death's End" is one of six books nominated in The Hugo Awards' Best Novel category. Read More