Chinese Director Says He’s ‘Truly Sorry’ for Sci-Fi Flop

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After the big-budget film ‘Shanghai Fortress’ tanked in theaters, netizens are wondering whether there will ever be new hope for the genre to live long and prosper in China. Read More

To Community and Beyond: Chinese Sci-Fi’s Next Giant Leap

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By shining a light on works from a wide range of innovative and thoughtful authors — from ice giants like Liu Cixin to fiery comets like Hao Jingfang — the influential magazine Science Fiction World has played a crucial role in Chinese sci-fi’s rise to acclaim. Read More

Forgotten Planets: Exploring China’s Long-Running Sci-Fi Film Tradition

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Here's a look at the rich history of Kehuan cinema, currently being eclipsed by the hype around “The Wandering Earth.” Read More

CFI Interview: Director Frant Gwo – Exploring Sci-Fi with a Wandering Earth

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"The Wandering Earth" director Frant Gwo talks about his favorite sci-fi movies, collaborations with foreign VFX companies, Wu Jing's participation in the film, and more. Read More

Sci-Fi Phenom Liu Cixin on Fame, Morality and the Future

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The New Yorker called him “the Sir Arthur C. Clarke of China” and one of the most respected writers of classic science fiction. He counts Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg among his fans. Read More

Headlines from China: Jackie Chan Foundation to Cultivate Next Generation of Action Filmmakers 

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Featuring Wolf Warrior 2 director Wu Jing and Hong Kong action filmmaker Chin Kar-lok as mentors, this year's workshop presented by Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation will provide 5-day free training to 100 emerging action filmmakers from all around China. Read More

‘Annihilation’ Debuts in China With Content Warning

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Hollywood sci-fi horror movie “Annihilation” premiered at Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday as the second film to be given a mandatory age restriction warning — suggesting the country may be closer to instituting a rating system. Read More

Headlines from China: Studio 8 to Adapt Ken Liu’s Sci-fi Thriller ‘The Hidden Girl’ 

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The Hidden Girl, a short science fiction story written by Chinese American author Ken Liu, will be adapted into a thriller by Studio 8. The company acquired the adaptation rights two years ago, and recently hired Ellen Shanman to write the film script. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘The Three Body Problem’ is Better Off with Amazon? 

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After the Financial Times reported that Amazon might develop and produce three seasons of episodes based on Chinese sci-fi novel The Three Body Problem, Chinese netizens and sci-fi fans have been expressing their joy over such possibility. Read More

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

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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