SOLD OUT: Why is Sci Fi So Hot in China?

Monday November 5: 7:00PM 8:00PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. For those who have purchased tickets, your tickets/books will be available for pickup at the time of the event. This event will be located at the China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006.

Cixin Liu is a leading voice in science fiction, representing the new generation of Chinese science fiction authors who have burst onto the literary scene. He was awarded the China Galaxy Science Fiction Award for eight consecutive years, from 1999 to 2006 and again in 2010. His representative work The Three-body Problem won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and was praised as “wildly imaginative” by former President Barack Obama.

On Monday, November 5, China Institute will partner with Tor Books and the Strand Bookstore to welcome Cixin Liu to New York, in a rare opportunity to hear from this internationally acclaimed author and get a signed copy of his standalone novel, Ball Lightning. Cixin will be joined in conversation by Jiayang Fan, staff writer at The New Yorker!

Liu’s works have received wide acclaim on account of their powerful atmosphere and imagination; his stories combine the ephemeral with hard reality, while focusing on revealing the essence and aesthetics of science. Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences.

Please Note: This event will be located at the China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006.

Cixin Liu won the China Galaxy Science Fiction Award for eight consecutive years, from 1999 to 2006 and again in 2010. His representative work The Three-body Problem is the BEST STORY of 2015 Hugo Awards, the 3rd of 2015 Campbell Award finalists, and nominee of 2015 Nebulas Award. Liu’s stories successfully combine the exceedingly ephemeral with hard reality, all the while focusing on revealing the essence and aesthetics of science. He has endeavored to create a distinctly Chinese style of science fiction. Liu is a member of the China Writers' Association and the Shanxi Writers' Association.

Jiayang Fan is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, where she writes about China and Chinese-American politics and culture. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review,The New York Times Magazine, and the Paris Review. Fan was born in Chongqing and moved to the United States at the age of eight. She graduated from Williams College with a double major in philosophy and English literature.

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