Science and Speculative Fiction
I work with science and speculative fiction through literature and art, collaborating with authors, translators and editors worldwide.
My writing is published in
Science Fiction (2020, MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery)
My paper Climate Change and Contemporary Chinese Science and Speculative Fiction: Invisible, Extractive and Uneven Boundaries, is published in SFRA Review, Vol. 51, No. 1. It situates Chinese climate SF within the geopolitics of climate change and I presented it at LSFRC's Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions conference, as well as the livestreamed and recorded Hybrid Conference for FIBER Festival. Listen back here
I wrote about SF and interviewed science fiction authors Xia Jia for Dream Babes Zine 2.0 (PSS) and Gu Shi and Regina Kanyu Wang for filmmaker Cao Fei's London exhibition.
I discussed colonial histories and science fiction's ability to ‘tell truthful histories and envision just futures together’ through art and VR technologies with artist Beatrice Glow for the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) journal Vector No 293 on Chinese SF (2021).
For the SFRA 2021 conference, Can Chinese Science Fiction Transcend Binary Thinking? gathered SF scholars Mia Chen Ma, Yen Ooi, Frederike Schneider-Vielsäcker, Regina Kanyu Wang and myself for a roundatable session. It is published in SFRA Review, vol. 51, no. 4, the flagship publication of the Science Fiction Research Association.
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
I also co-direct the London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC). This year’s LSFRC theme for our monthly reading group and annual conference is In & Out of Time.
London Chinese Science Fiction Group
I co-founded and formerly co-directed the London Chinese Science Fiction Group (LCSFG) between April 2019-April 2022. Alongside Guangzhao Lyu, I co-curated the programme of translated readings and organised the monthly discussion meetings hosted at UCL and online. With these sessions, we facilitated rich dialogues between readers, authors and translators to explore the themes across Chinese SF.