Tales of Futures Past: An Interview

Paola Iovene’s new book is a beautiful exploration of visions of the future as they have shaped a range of texts, genres, and editorial practices in Chinese literature from the middle of the twentieth century through the beginning of the twenty-first century. Tales of Futures Past traces ideas of the future through children’s books, popular science, science fiction, poetry, fiction, and other kinds of text and practice. We talked about it for the New Books in East Asian Studies podcast, and you can listen to that conversation by heading over here.