On July 15, 2019, the Chinese sci-fi “Three Body Problem” will be released at Yurindo Bookstore in Meguro, Tokyo. (Xinhua News Agency/Guo Wei)
According to a 2022 Tuesday report on China’s online literary industry in 2022, the quality of science fiction web novels will improve in 2022, and the online literary industry is booming. .
A report on qidian.com, China’s leading online literary site, has revealed the results of a poll for the best web novels of 2022. The report says it features elements.
It is not only the number of science fiction works that is increasing in China, but also the number of writers in this genre. According to reports, a number of popular authors have stepped into the genre’s oceans with the platform in the first half of 2022, and the success of these works has inspired more authors to try their hand at it.
“By May 2022, the number of new authors and new works on the Qidian platform’s science fiction channel will increase by more than 112.5% compared to 2021, and nearly 70% of new authors will include science fiction themes in their first works. I chose to create,” the report wrote.
Chinese writers unleash their imagination and creativity in the world of science fiction. His newly created sci-fi works cover an increasingly diverse set of narrative perspectives, including surviving apocalypse, futuristic worlds, interstellar civilizations, evolutionary superpowers, time travel, and ultra-advanced technology.
Science fiction has become one of the favorite genres among Chinese creators in recent years, not only in the online literature industry, but also in other creative fields such as animation and live-action films.
The success of a series of sci-fi works such as the movie ‘Wandering Earth’ and the animated streaming series ‘Capsule’ demonstrates the limitless potential of China’s sci-fi content creators.
“Technological advances, especially the constant upgrade of filmmaking techniques, allow science fiction film and television producers to present more and more wonders. Equally, to some extent, the country is inclusive, so the popularity of science fiction can be seen as a form of national pride and self-confidence for the Chinese people,” said Beijing-based cultural critic Shi Wenxue on Wednesday. told Global Times.
As these novels gain more and more foreign readers on online literary platforms around the world, and as great works such as “The Three-Body Problem” by Chinese author Liu Cixin emerge, the popularity of original Chinese sci-fi stories abroad continues to grow. is growing in influence. It supports international streaming platforms such as Netflix.
According to a China Literature press release, Qidian’s international platform has published about 2,600 translations of original Chinese web novels from 2018 to June 2022, and the platform has published about 420,000 original works. We have trained nearly 300,000 overseas writers.
In 2021, more than 10,000 Chinese online literary works will be exported abroad, earning more than 3 billion yuan ($435 million). Moreover, according to the Chinese Writers Association, there are approximately 145 million users on Chinese online literary platforms around the world.
Chinese online literature is expanding from Asia and North America to Europe and Africa, according to a Xinhua think tank report.