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Decoding Fantasy the Chinese Way(3)

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Author:Verbena C. W,Elaine Yang,Kitten Wang Translator:Yuzhi Yang   Do you remember the mermaid from Anderson’s fairy tales? The mermaid sacrificed herself to save the prince she loved. Creatures like her are half-women and half-fish, and they also exist in Eastern culture. Western mermaids originate from the legend of Lorelei, a mermaid from German folk tales. … Read More

Decoding Fantasy the Chinese Way(2)

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Author:Verbena C. W,Elaine Yang,Kitten Wang Translator:Yuzhi Yang   The dragons are coming! After Godzilla and How to Train Your Dragon, a new group of “dragons” has arrived in the June 2015 movie Jurassic World. Dragons have always been a fan favorite worldwide; they are beloved icons because they are mythical creatures surpassing all national borders. … Read More

Decoding Fantasy the Chinese Way(1)

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Author:Verbena C. W,Elaine Yang,Kitten Wang Translator:Yuzhi Yang   Fantasy is loved around the world. The Chinese audience has loved fantasy as much as if not more than international audiences. In late 2014, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies earned 761 hundred million Yuan at the box office. In June of 2015, The Journey … Read More

Made-in-China Sci-Fi

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Author:Verbena C. W,Elaine Yang,Kitten Wang Translator:Yuzhi Yang   In 2015, Interstellar won the Visual Effects Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards, and its opening day box office in China was 37.3 million RMB. Douban (China’s largest arts & literary review web site) users rated the movie a 9.1 (out of 10). In fact, sci-fi movies … Read More

Movies by Chinese Bestselling Authors

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Author:Verbena C. W,Elaine Yang Translator:Gaines Post   “Is an author who hasn’t directed a film a good author?” In the last two years, this provocative question has become a red hot topic in China’s literary world. And it is not just the literary world. Recently, the Chinese media has also joined the discussion. The immediate … Read More

Online Chinese Literature — (3) The Silver Age

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Author:Verbena C. W,Elaine Yang Translator:Gaines Post In 1998, NetEase and other web portals began providing free space for Chinese web users, and many internet users who loved to read books launched their own personal web pages. Early internet book sites took the hardcopy novels and scanned them or typed them into the computer, then circulated … Read More

Selling novels to Super Web Shows

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House of Cards, a show based on the book by British author Michael Dobbs, debuted all 13 episodes of its first season on the streaming media site Netflix to great acclaim on February 1st, 2013. It received nine Emmy nominations, and managed to win both the Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Casting awards. In China, ratings … Read More

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