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Embodiment, National Character, and the Politics of Representing Illness

Chinese literature has an extensive history of conflating illness and national infirmity, beginning with the “Sick Man of Asia” stereotype promulgated by the West after the country’s forced opening and internalized by Chinese authors and individuals in the following decades. Waging a war against germs, the rural-based CCP portrayed itself as wielder of modern scientific …

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‘The first six million years had been all fun and games’: Posthuman Curators and the Question Concerning Storage in Alastair Reynolds’ House of Suns and Slow Bullets

At the onset of Alastair Reynolds’ 2007 science fiction novel House of Suns, Campion, one of the primary protagonists of the novel, visits the Vigilance, who are curators of a vast interstellar archive, whereupon the means by which interstellar history is recorded, on a posthuman scale, is outlined. This process of data exchange is of …