An Ecological Alarm Bell: Liu Cixin’s Science Fiction The Wandering Earth

Jiya LI


The Wandering Earth is another masterpiece of Liu Cixin after The Three, and later adapted into a film. After its release, the film has won high reputation at home and abroad. It can be regarded as a milestone of Chinese science fiction movies. From the perspective of Western eco-criticism, the future ecological environment described in the work is fragmented; the earth disaster which has been redeemed by human beings continues, and finally falls into ruins; human beings abandon religious ethics and humanistic arts, and their spirit falls into confusion and fear. The work provides us with the possibility of the future development of human living environment and spiritual thought, aiming at awakening human’s ecological consciousness and restoring human’s respect for natural ecology.



The Wandering Earth; Ecological criticism; Ecological picture; Spiritual dilemma

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