Tag Archives: Modern Chinese Literature

Resolving the Hard Feelings Over the Concubine Xiang Incident – Princess Returning Pearl: Companion in the World of Mortals, Volume 61, Part 2

In the last half of this series selection, the Princess Returning Pearl novel, 瓊瑤全集的《還珠格格:紅塵作伴》, we pick up the story at chapter 56. Most of the chapters have between three and five scenes. Chapter 56 starts off with Xiao Gezi asking … Continue reading

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Orphan Acrobats and Fugitive Princesses Performing in Luoyang – Princess Returning Pearl: Companion in the World of Mortals, Volume 61, Part 1

This month’s series features a novel based on an old 1998-99 TV series “Princess Returning Pearl” that was one of the earliest roles Zhao Wei (I think known as Vicki Zhao in US productions) starred in. Fan Bingbing also appears … Continue reading

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A Meeting in a Golden Wheat Field and the Telling of Fairy Tales – Death’s End, Remembrance of Earth, Book 3, Part 3

This time I’m going to wrap up Death’s End or Dead End (刘慈欣的”地球往事:死神永生”), the third book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu. It is available in English, so whatever I don’t get to you … Continue reading

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The Military Deterrence Era and the Feminization of Men – Death’s End, Remembrance of Earth, Book 3, Part 2

Returning to Death’s End or Dead End (刘慈欣的”地球往事:死神永生”), the third book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, Part II of volume 3 begins in a new fictional era. The first segment title is “Military … Continue reading

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The Death of the Magician – Death’s End, Remembrance of Earth, Book 3, Part 1

The third book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, which was translated into English as Death’s End or Dead End (刘慈欣的”地球往事:死神永生”), is a thick volume with very minimal breaks between the scenes. The English … Continue reading

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Years 205 Through 208 in the Crisis Era: The Dark Forest – The Dark Forest, Remembrance of Earth, Book 2, Part 3

I’m going to quickly wrap up my summary of the second book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, which was translated into English as The Dark Forest (刘慈欣的”地球往事:黑暗森林”). The first few sections of this … Continue reading

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Years 8 Through 20 in the Crisis Era: The Curse – The Dark Forest, Remembrance of Earth, Book 2, Part 2

Today I’ll continue with my look at the second book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, which was translated into English as The Dark Forest (刘慈欣的”地球往事:黑暗森林). The second part of book two is only … Continue reading

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Year Three in the Crisis Era: The Wall Facers Plan – The Dark Forest, Remembrance of Earth, Book 2, Part 1

Now we return to the second book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, which was translated into English as The Dark Forest (刘慈欣的”地球往事:黑暗森林). Of course, the whole series was translated into English and won … Continue reading

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The Secret Search for Extraterrestrials and A Gamer Meetup – Three Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth Series, Book 1, Part 3

Today we’re going to finish up our look at the first book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, Three Body Problem (刘慈欣的”地球往事:三体”). In chapter 10, the story continues with Wang Miao’s visit with Sha … Continue reading

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Entering a Videogame, Wang Miao Meets a Bronze Age Man and Ponders the Sun – Three Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth Series, Book 1, Part 2

Let’s continue our look at the first book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, Three Body Problem (刘慈欣的”地球往事:三体”). In chapter 4, Wang Miao calls Ding Yi at a late hour, and they discuss an … Continue reading

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