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Colloquium 29th Nov. 2023

The Online Colloquium of the Research Training Group GRK 2833 “East Asian Futures” began with a presentation by Hsin-Hui Lin 林新惠.

Hsin-hui Lin (Taipei)
Beyond Boundaries, Into Diverse Futurities:
My Journey as a Female Sci-Fi Writer in Taiwan

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, 2 PM – 4 PM (Central European Time)

Research Training Group 2833 „East Asian Futures: Visions and Realizations on National, Transregional and Global Scales”, Ruhr University Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen
About the speaker
Hsin-hui Lin is an award-winning Taiwanese science-fiction writer and a literary critic. She has authored two books, the sci-fi novel Contactless Intimacy (2023) and the short story collection Human Glitches (2020). Her works investigate the blurring boundaries between humans and non-humans in the current technological time. Ms Lin also frequently publishes reviews and essays on major media, intersecting literary texts with technological, ecological, and medical humanities. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Taiwanese literature at the National Chengchi University, where her research topic is “Sinophone science and speculative fiction”. You can find out more about Ms Lin and her works via her personal website:
About the lecture
The talk begins with a brief introduction of the author’s work and an outline of the development of sci-fi in Taiwan and the interdisciplinary projects Ms. Lin participated in. In a broader context, she will give an an overview of Japanese and Korean sci-fi and explain how they and Taiwanese sci-fi can form diverse discourses on futurities.
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Inaugural Event of the DFG Research Training Group 2833 „East Asian Futures“ – 09.10.23

The inaugural event of the DFG Research Training Group on “East Asian Futures: Visions and Realizations on National, Transregional and Global Scales” will take place on October 9, 2023.

For the kick-off, the historian Professor Dr. Rüdiger Graf from the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam and the sociologist Dr. Lisa Suckert from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Cologne will outline the challenges of this approach respectively from a historical and a social science perspective and discuss them with the audience.

The event will also be displayed as a video conference. If you are interested, please register at for participation.