Trends: Chinese sci-fi catching up quick with Western countries
Published: Apr 27, 2023 01:06 AM
The space elevator in The Wandering Earth II Photo: Courtesy of Maoyan

The space elevator in The Wandering Earth II Photo: Courtesy of Maoyan

Stellar sci-fi literature The Three Body Problem and blockbuster The Wandering Earth are good examples showing how China is catching up quick with Western countries that have traditionally dominated the sci-fi genre. The Chinese sci-fi industry is growing with a robust inner core to tell stories that match the country's values. This can have a profound impact on the global sci-fi landscape. With audiences' passion and well-developed industrial facilities such as the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis, Chinese sci-fi creators are encouraged to tackle film subjects that address human beings' shared challenges. 

Guangming Daily

The MBTI personality test has become increasingly popular among Chinese netizens on social media platforms. Similar to horoscope culture, the MBTI test may help people to see someone's personality traits, yet it should not be praised as a define criteria in judging someone's value as an individual. While popular, the MBTI test has also sparked controversy with some netizens who question its validity and reliability. The test's results may actually reflect an individual's desired personality rather than who they really are. No matter if it is the introvert or the extrovert personality, the test results should not be used for personality discrimination. 

Yangtse Evening Post

It is important to note that culturally, China has been a very stable community and has not experienced significant fluctuations. 

Culturally, China is an important foundation for yearning for unity during periods of political division, as well as for maintaining unity during periods of political unity. 

Ancient Chinese culture includes cosmology, ethics, historical perspective, respect for one's ancestors, holistic thinking, unity of man and nature and honesty and harmony.

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