Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China
Xiao Liu


Paperback | May 2019 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517902742 | 376pp | 216x140mm | RFB | AUD$44.99, NZD$54.99

Information Fantasies offers a revisionist account of the emergence of the “information society,” arguing that it was developed out of a set of techno-cultural imaginations and practices that arrived alongside postsocialism. Ranging over forgotten science fiction, unjustly neglected films, corporeal practices such as qigong, scientific journals, advertising, and cybernetic theories, it constructs an alternate genealogy of digital and information imaginaries.