TIME: Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM EST
PLATFORM: Zoom Webinar (log-in information will be provided following event sign-up)
DESCRIPTION: The genre of sci-fi can stretch the collective imagination and introduce new possibilities. In China, industry and political leaders are capitalizing on sci-fi’s unique ability to inspire the public and project a vision of the future that features China as a global innovation leader. With China’s domestic technology goals, such as being the world’s AI leader by 2030, rising to the fore, Chinese science fiction can provide a window into national aspirations and sources of potential conflict as China works to actualize its ambitious plans.
Join the National Committee's Young China Professionals (YCP) on January 28, from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. EST for a virtual discussion with Aynne Kokas, Jing Tsu and Yilin Wang on how this genre may be working to both reflect China’s present and shape its future.