Prof. Jing Tsu on Chinese science fiction, an RASBJ Zoom talk

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Prof. Jing Tsu on Chinese science fiction, an RASBJ Zoom talk

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WHAT: “Chinese Science Fiction: what does it tell us about contemporary culture, science and technology in China?”  an RASBJ Zoom talk by Prof. Jing Tsu followed by Q&A

WHEN: August 12, 21:00-22:00 Beijing Standard Time.

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: Chinese science fiction has become a global phenomenon in recent years.  What features of it are “Chinese”? What does “science fiction” give as glimpses into the development of science, technology, and culture in contemporary China?

For a deeper understanding of Chinese science fiction, see Jing Tsu’s  Financial Times article and a panel discussion organized by the Yale Center Beijing in which she took part

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Prof. Jing Tsu is John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures & Comparative Literature and Chair of the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale.  Her upcoming book, Kingdom of Characters: China’s Language Wars and Global Power will appear with Riverhead at Penguin Random House in 2021.

HOW MUCH: This event is free and exclusively for members of the RASBJ and of other RAS branches. If you know someone who wants to join RASBJ, please ask them to contact MembershipRASBJ on Wechat or email [email protected]

HOW TO JOIN THE EVENT:  If you wish to become an RASBJ member in order to attend this talk, please join RASBJ at least  two days before the talk so that you can be sure to receive the event notice with the advance registration link.  After advance registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a login link and passcode; use them to log in 10 minutes before the talk.


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Date And Time

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 21:00 to



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