MOCATalks w/Yale: Ken Liu & Chen Qiufan: Stars of Chinese Science Fiction; moderated by Jing Tsu

Tue, Apr 30, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm



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In collaboration with Yale University and moderated by Jing Tsu - Author Chen Qiufan and translator Ken Liu joins us for a thought-provoking discussion of his new novel, Waste Tide, which Cixin Liu called "The pinnacle of near-future SF writing." Qiufan grew up near the world’s largest e-waste recycling center in Guiyu, China – an area the UN called an “environmental calamity” – which, combined with his career on the cutting edge of the tech industry, inspired his timely vision of the future in Waste Tide.


Chen Qiufan is an award-winning science fiction writer. He grew up near Guiyu, China, home to the world’s largest e-waste recycling center, an area the UN called an “environmental calamity.” His experiences there inspired the Waste Tide. He currently lives in Shanghai and Beijing and works as the founder of Thema Mundi Studio. You can find him on Twitter as @ChenQiufan.


Ken Liu (translator) is the author of The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories. He translated Cixin Liu's Hugo Award-winning Three-Body Problem and New York Times bestselling Death's End, as well as the Chinese science fiction short story anthologies Invisible Planets and Broken Stars. You can find him on Twitter as @kyliu99.