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Regina Kanyu Wang (writer / China)

Regina Kanyu Wang is a PhD fellow of the CoFUTURES project at the University of Oslo. She is also an awarded writer who writes both science fiction and non-fiction. She has won multiple Xingyun Awards for Global Chinese SF (Chinese Nebular), SF Comet International SF Writing Competition, Annual Best Works of Shanghai Writers’ Association. She has published two science fiction story collections, Of Cloud and Mist 2.2 and The Seafood Restaurant. She is also co-editing a special issue on Chinese Science fiction for Vector, the critical journal of British Science Fiction Association, and The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, the first all-female-and-non-binary Chinese speculative fiction anthology for Tordotcom and Storycom.

Although Regina Kanyu Wang’s books have not yet been translated into Polish, the anthology “Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation” can be easily found in Świat Książki or at Empik. In addition to the 16 short stories, it also contains 3 essays, including a study on Chinese science fiction and fandom.

Regina Kanyu Wang is the perfect person to lead a science fiction tour straight from China. If you are curious:
– when science fiction began in China;
– which Western SF books are the most popular in China;
– why it takes so long for the great ideas of Chinese authors to get to the Western market;
– how come Verne’s book in the first Chinese translation had about half of the original chapters less;
– whether science fiction was touched by the finger of propaganda;
– what topics are most often discussed in contemporary SF books by Chinese authors;
– … and most of all, if you want to know where to start your adventure with Chinese science fiction …

Regina Kanyu Wang will surely answer these and many other questions during the meeting at FOCON!