TECHNO-ORIENTALISM IN SCIENCE FICTION

https://thechloegong.com/2019/12/28/techno-orientalism-in-science-fiction/

Boom.

«While 19th century Europe sipped tea and spoke of the “savages” out in the unconquered world, 21st century America consumes news article after news article about Chinese takeovers of American factories and jobs, Japanese technology light years ahead, North Korean missiles within range for firing. Techno-orientalist tropes bloom from anxieties and fears of a dying American dominance, and in a world where America struggles to understand its place in the world (especially with the US-China trade war going on), the futures being written into fiction equate bleak with Asian. Only then is the present day West assured: yes, it is correct that we hold dominance over world order. Yes, it is correct that we remain in power, so this Asianized future does not come to fruition.»

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