Unpacking the Netflix Adaptation of The Three-Body Problem

The highly-anticipated Netflix adaptation of Liu Cixin’s science fiction masterpiece The Three-Body Problem has ignited a social media firestorm in China.

While some critics have taken issue with the casting of non-Chinese actors and the portrayal of China as “dark,” others see the series as a testament to the growing global influence of Chinese literature.

The top comment on Douban, a Chinese movie review platform, expresses frustration with the Netflix adaptation ofThe Three-Body Problem.

The user argues that the casting choices, such as changing characters like Wang Miao and Da Shi to Westerners while maintaining historical elements like Ye Wenjie’s storyline in China, reveal deeply ingrained ideological biases in the United States.

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