"Later, I kept on hoping China would host the Olympics again, but it never happened. After I became a father, I told my son about that night, and he refused to believe China had once been so prosperous."
this is episode 7 of 7 in our Chinese Science Fiction Season
In the twenty third episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are looking at Baoshu's What Has Passed Shall In Kinder Light Appear (大时代 / dà shídài), available to read in the Broken Stars anthology, edited and translated by Ken Liu.
Baoshu reverses time, sending his protagonist through a life that begins with the Beijing Olympics and ends before the communist revolution. I go it alone on this episode, and maybe it’s for the best because this story made me cry. It’s beautiful.
// Discussed in this Episode //
- Philosophy01 Baoshu interview
- Ken Liu's favourite lines
- On Bo Xilai
- Zhao Ziyang, Prisoner of the State - SOURCE - MIRROR