The Good Robot

Regina Kanyu Wang and Emily Jin on Science Fiction in Translation

April 11, 2023 Dr Kerry Mackereth and Dr Eleanor Drage
The Good Robot
Regina Kanyu Wang and Emily Jin on Science Fiction in Translation
Show Notes

In this episode we discuss the new generation of Chinese science fiction with two of the genres most brilliant translators, editors, writers and researchers. They’ve just published The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, an anthology of science fiction written by Chinese women and non-binary writers that aims to overwrite stereotypes about who Chinese sf writers are and what they write about. Regina is a SF writer who works for the Co-Futures project at the University of Oslo and Emily is a writer and translator doing a PhD at Yale in East Asian Languages and Literature.