Wesleyan UP's "Early Classics of Science Fiction"

Nathaniel Isaacson. Celestial Empire: The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2017.
6" x 9", 240 pp., 8 illustrations
$24.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-7668-2
$80.00 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-7667-5
$19.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7669-9

"Isaacson's book is a landmark in the study of science fiction. It presents new interpretations of the emergence of Chinese science fiction in the context of colonial modernities and reexamines some key cultural concepts such as empire, science, and fiction."---Mingwei Song, author of Young China: National Rejuvenation and the Bildungsroman, 1900-1959

"This fascinating study provides important insights into the roots of the Chinese science fiction tradition and its role in the creation of modern China. A major resource for China scholars and for scholars of science fiction studies, post-colonial studies, and the history of science." ---Rachel Haywood Ferreira, author of The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction