The Resource The membranes : a novel, Chi Ta-wei ; translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich

The membranes : a novel, Chi Ta-wei ; translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich

Label
The membranes : a novel
Title
The membranes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chi Ta-wei ; translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"It is the late twenty-first century, and Momo is the most celebrated dermal care technician in all of T City. Humanity has migrated to domes at the bottom of the sea to escape devastating climate change. The world is dominated by powerful media conglomerates and runs on exploited cyborg labor. Momo prefers to keep to herself, and anyway she's too busy for other relationships: her clients include some of the city's best-known media personalities. But after meeting her estranged mother, she begins to explore her true identity, a journey that leads to questioning the bounds of gender, memory, self, and reality. First published in Taiwan in 1995, The Membranes is a classic of queer speculative fiction in Chinese. Chi Ta-wei weaves dystopian tropes-heirloom animals, radiation-proof combat drones, sinister surveillance technologies-into a sensitive portrait of one young woman's quest for self-understanding. Predicting everything from fitness tracking to social media saturation, this visionary and sublime novel stands out for its queer and trans themes. The Membranes reveals the diversity and originality of contemporary speculative fiction in Chinese, exploring gender and sexuality, technological domination, and regimes of capital, all while applying an unflinching self-reflexivity to the reader's own role. Ari Larissa Heinrich's translation brings Chi's hybrid punk sensibility to all readers interested in books that test the limits of where speculative fiction can go"--
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DLC
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1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ji, Dawei
Dewey number
895.13/6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2842.D39
LC item number
M62513 2021
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heinrich, Ari Larissa
Series statement
Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aestheticians
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Gender identity
Label
The membranes : a novel, Chi Ta-wei ; translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation from the Chinese of: Mo
Bar code
  • 31223139443916
  • 31223139443999
  • 31223139443981
  • 31223139443908
  • 31223139443825
  • 31223139444070
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780231195713
Lccn
2020045603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20210830-147
System control number
(OCoLC)1200038916
Label
The membranes : a novel, Chi Ta-wei ; translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Publication
Note
Translation from the Chinese of: Mo
Bar code
  • 31223139443916
  • 31223139443999
  • 31223139443981
  • 31223139443908
  • 31223139443825
  • 31223139444070
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780231195713
Lccn
2020045603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20210830-147
System control number
(OCoLC)1200038916

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