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Embodying the Neoliberal Hybridity: Migrant Workers and the Female Cyborg in Chen Qiufan’s The Waste Tide

This paper will engage with Chinese science fiction (sf) writer Chen Qiufan’s (b.1981) award-winning novel The Waste Tide (2013) regarding the embodiment in the protagonist Mimi of China’s neoliberal social and cultural shifts since the 1990s. While witnessing a wide array of market-driven and neoliberal policies brought forward by the nation-wide privatisation, Chinese people are …