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“Banal Apocalypse”

An Interview with Author Ta-wei Chi on the New Translation of The Membranes

Jane Chi Hyun Park and Ta-wei Chi

The Membranes is a classic, prize-winning science fiction novella by Taiwanese writer and scholar Ta-wei Chi, originally published in 1996 when Chi was only in his twenties. The book speaks to a number of topics close to my heart: my love of

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Toward a Queer Sinofuturism

Ari Heinrich, Howard Chiang, and Ta-wei Chi

both the future and of queerness in creating their works of speculative fiction. In “Banal Apocalypse,” Jane Chi Hyun Park interviews Ta-wei Chi about his classic 1990s novella The Membranes ( forthcoming in English translation by Ari Heinrich with

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Confinement Beyond Site: Connecting Urban and Prison Ethnographies

Julienne Weegels, Andrew M. Jefferson, and Tomas Max Martin

‘retains’ and is analogous to the boundary, he argues, but the ‘cell membrane is more open, more like a border – but … the membrane does not function like an open door; a cell membrane is both porous and resistant at the same time, holding in some valuable

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The Self On-Screen

Pavel Pyś Reflects on The Body Electric

Pavel Pyś

jewelry) are in high demand, blurring the boundary between body and device. The work of Lynn Hershman Leeson and Sidsel Meineche Hansen offers a critical commentary of the membranes of the technoliving system, especially in relation to the female body

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Searching for a New Way of Thinking about Society

A Noospheric Social Quality Orientation for Development toward Sustainability

Vyacheslav Nikolayevitch Bobkov and Nikolay Vyacheslavovich Bobkov

biosphere of the earth (“the membrane of life” or the “system of life” on earth) in which collective human consciousness—the individual human intellect—begins to operate as the mediator of societal-based and natural relationships and direct their evolution

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The Chicken and the Egg

Cracking the Ontology of Divination in Southwest China

Katherine Swancutt

envision their former slaves as hybrids absorbed from other ethnic groups. In his words, when slaves crossed themembrane” of the Nuosu “egg-shaped” society, they entered it as quasi-Nuosu persons ( Jiarimuji 2010: 197; see also 204–206 ). The absorption

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‘But Isn’t It the Baby that Decides When It Will Be Born?’

Temporality and Women’s Embodied Experiences of Giving Birth

Joanna White

– whether to have the membranes ruptured – I felt I would have to make a decision. I would have to move to the ante-natal waiting area or be ruptured … So we waited, had a shower, and then I went out to the [hospital] stairs and did the stairs, from the