Chen Qiufan


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Chen Qiufan was born in 1981, in Shantou, China. (In accordance with Chinese custom, Mr. Chen's surname is written first. He sometimes uses the English name Stanley Chan.)

He is a graduate of Peking University and published his first short story in 1997 in Science Fiction World, China's largest science fiction magazine. Since 2004, he has published over 30 stories in Science Fiction World, Esquire, Chutzpah and other magazines. His first novel, The Abyss of Vision, came out in 2006. He won Taiwan's Dragon Fantasy Award in 2006 with "A Record of the Cave of Ning Mountain," a work written in Classical Chinese. His story, "The Tomb," was translated into English and Italian and can be found in The Apex Book of World SF II and Alias 6.

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The year of the rat

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L'eterno addio (Future Fict...

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Future Disease未来病史

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“Since the 1990s, the ruling class of China has endeavoured to produce an ideological fantasy through the machinery of propaganda development (increase in GDP) is sufficient to solve all problems. But the effort has failed and so created even more problems. In the process of this idealogical hypnosis of the entire population, a definition of "success" in which material wealth is valued above all has choked off the younger generation`s ability to imagine the possibilities of life and the future. This is a dire consequence of the policy decisions of those born in the 1950s and 1960s, a consequence which they neither understand nor accept responsibility for.”
Chen Qiufan, Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

“People were like parasites burrowed into the smog.”
Chen Quifan, The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One

“Science" is itself one of the greatest utopian illusions ever created by humankind. I am by no means suggesting that we should take the path of antiscience—the utopia offered by science is complicated by the fact that science disguises itself as a value-neutral, objective endeavor. However, we now know that behind the practice of science lie ideological struggles, fights over power and authority, and the profit motive. The history of science is written and rewritten by the allocation and flow of capital, favors given to some projects but not others, and the needs of war.”
Chen Qiufan, Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

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