August in Chinese SF
The World Chinese-Language Science Fiction Research Workshop has released its August newsletter, which includes full results of the XINGYUN Prize, and news about several works of SF criticism:
Fantasy and Reality: A Cultural Study of Science Fiction Translation in Twentieth-Century China, published [in English] in June as part of the Fudan University College of Foreign Language and Literature Doctoral Thesis Series, examines how science fiction as a popular literary genre was translated and received. Author Jiang Qian has done innovative work on the history of science fiction translation, which has previously received little attention. She sums up the four waves of translation, performs case studies of five classic works, and explores the influence of translated science fiction on the development of China’s domestic science fiction.