Feminist Discussions on The Remembrance of Earth’s Past Trilogy

Aiqing Wang(1),
(1) Department of Languages, Cultures and Film University of Liverpool  United Kingdom

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.24036/humanus.v20i2.113795

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Abstract


As the first Asian Hugo Award laureate, Liu Cixin is an illustrious science-fiction writer in China, whose chef-d’oeuvre is an award-winning trilogy entitled Remembrance of Earth’s Past, or more widely renowned by the title of its first volume, viz. The Three-Body Problem. The series not only features intercivilisational belligerence via a fecundity of imagination and richness of imagery-evoking representation, but also manifests humanity and benevolence, so it has attained a loyal readership and commercial success. Notwithstanding critical acclamation, this male-authored trilogy encounters contentiousness concerning gender discrimination. I propound that the Remembrance of Earth’s Past series does not exhibit sexism, though there are depictions with gender stereotypes.


Keywords


Chinese science fiction; Liu Cixin; The Three-Body Problem series; gender stereotypes

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