Lyu Guangzhao (China, surname first) is currently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at University College London (UCL). His research project is a comparative study of the British SF Boom and the Chinese SF New Wave. It focuses on the relation between the two SF movements and the broader socio-cultural transformations in the post-Thatcher Britain and the post-socialist China.
He is generally interested in science fiction studies, utopian studies, apocalypse literature, neoliberalism or late capitalism, postmodernism, and literary geography.
Guangzhao is the co-founder of the London Chinese Science Fiction Group (LCSFG) and also a co-director of London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC) closely connected to Birkbeck, University of London. He oversaw the Chinese SF stream during LSFRC’s 2020 annual conference.
Additionally, he has been speaking at various events and conferences in London, Liverpool, Lancaster, Dublin, Leeds, Shanghai (plus Chicago and Santiago de Compostela, cancelled due to pandemic). His latest essay was published in SFRC Review in September 2020.
Contact Guangzhao by email guangzhao.lyu.16[at]ucl.ac.uk