ISSP Writer in Residence, Author and Historian
Until recently, Chinese science fiction was an empty concept for most Western readers.
Though it is rooted in China's discovery of Jules Verne's nineteenth-century works, Chinese science fiction began to make its mark on the international scene much more recently. The first major science fiction gathering officially endorsed by the Communist Party took place as recently as 2007. And it was only in 2015 that the first volume of Liu Cixin's best-selling "Remembrance of Earth's Past" trilogy, The Three-Body Problem, won a Hugo Award, one of the most prestigious awards in English for science fiction, in what was the first win ever by a Chinese work.