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Ghost in the Shell: A Transition to Postmodernism

Ghost in the Shell (1995) is an anime cyberpunk film directed by the Japanese director Mamoru Oshii. The story is set in 2029 Japan, and the protagonist of this film is a cyborg policewoman called Motoko Kusanagi. Motoko Kusanagi serves as a leader in the Public Security Section 9, and all the members in this [...]

By |2021-03-28T21:48:44-05:00March 28th, 2021|Essay 3, Xiuzhu|0 Comments

Essay 2: The Cultural Revolution Narrative in the Three Body

The Three-Body Problem is a science fiction by the Chinese writer Cixin Liu. The story starts under the background of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ye Wenjie, who was born into an intellectual family, suffered from the government's oppression and witnessed her father's death in a struggle session, and eventually lost faith in humankind. She finds [...]

By |2021-03-04T10:57:19-05:00March 1st, 2021|Essay 2, Xiuzhu|0 Comments

What is Science Fiction?

When I think about science fiction, I find myself hardly thinking about a word that could be equally applied to all science fiction I have read. It is not easy to define science fiction because reading different science fiction brings me totally different experiences. Some science fiction makes me feel worried about the possible results [...]

By |2021-02-08T07:36:50-05:00February 8th, 2021|What is SF, Xiuzhu|0 Comments
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