Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Chinese California: San Francisco 2287 Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Probe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 16. "'Out enjoying the city,' Sulu grinned, all enthusiasm. 'It wasn't much fun when the rain was coming down, but it's sure had some beautiful side effects. So, ready for the grand tour of Chinatown?' "
Chinese California: San Francisco 2369 Wright, Susan. The Best and the Brightest (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 40. Pg. 40-43: Chinatown
Chinese Canada 2000 Quan, Andy. "Hair " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 307. [Chinese refs. throughout story, pg. 307-320.]
Chinese Canada 2027 Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 62. "neon lights of Chinatown " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese China -1500 B.C.E. O'Brien, Fitz-James. "The Dragon Fang Possessed by the Conjurer Piou-Lu " in Dragon Tales (Isaac Asimov, ed.) New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 96. Pg. 96: "'What is a Dragon Fang, ingenious and well-educated conjurer?' at last inquired Wei-chang-tze, a solemn-looking Mandarin of the third class, who was adorned with a sapphire button, and a one-eyed peacock's feather, 'What is a Dragon Fang?'

'Is it possible,' asked Piou-Lu, 'that the wise and illustrious son of virtue, the Mandarin Wei-chang-tze, does not know what a Dragon Fang is?' ";

Pg. 107: "'The mandarin duck, elegant, faithful, and courageous, is an emblem of the dynasty of Ming, that true Chinese race that ruled so splendidly in this land before the invaders usurped the throne... I have indeed heard of a rebel Chinese named Tien-te...' " [Many other Chinese refs. throughout story, not in DB.]

Chinese China -1000 B.C.E. Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 227. [Year estimated.] "There was nothig intrinsically hard about building a rocket, either--the ancient Chinese had done it when most of the world still lived in mud huts. "
Chinese China -550 B.C.E. Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 163. "As the Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu had once said in the sixth century B.C., 'A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.' "
Chinese China -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 323. "Two years after Xerxes' accession to the throne, I was accredited ambassador to the kingdoms, duchies, states which comprise that far-off land we call Cathay... The journey that I had hoped to make with Fan Ch'ih I now would make with a caravan sponsored by Egibi and sons. Two Cathayans were assigned me as translators... " [Book six of Vidal's Creation is titled 'Cathay,' and takes place in the Cathay region of China. Pgs. 323 to 437. Many refs. to things Chinese throughout the novel, but the word 'Chinese' is not used.] Author's note: "Since China would be a real misnomer at this period, I've used the archaic word Cathay to describe those states between the Yangtze and Yellow rivers. "
Chinese China -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 324. "Despite my long conversations with Fan Ch'ih, I knew very little about the geography of Cathay. I did know that most of the Cathayan states are located between the Yangtze and Yellow rivers, but I had no idea how far apart the rivers are or what sea they empty into. Fan Ch'ih had told me that his native country of Lu was located in a basin formed by the Yellow River. "
Chinese China -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 342. "Consequently, except for the well-disciplined and entirely controlled Ch'inese, Cathayans tend to move about a good deal. If a farm is washed out by a flood, the farmer and his family will simply shoulder their plows and the ancestral hearthstone, and move on to another country where they will begin again, paying tribute to a new overlord. "; Pg. 346: "That was the first time--on Chou soil, needless to say--that I heard what the civilized Cathayans call the barbarous Ch'inese. "
Chinese China 25 C.E. Lupoff, Richard A. "Jubilee " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 176. "'...Rome was already the greatest power in the world. Really the only power that towered above all others. Carthage was long gone. Egypt, Syria, Judaea were all vassals of Rome. The Cathayans [Chinese] might have become rivals of Rome, but when our nations had their encounter the Cathayans proved accommodating...' "
Chinese China 500 C.E. Woolley, Persia. Queen of the Summer Stars. New York: Poseidon Press (1990); pg. 137. "...where traders from all over the world tie up at the docks and goods from China are bartered for Baltic amber or Spanish oranges. "
Chinese China 1054 C.E. Pohl, Frederik. "Hatching the Phoenix " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 231. "She got obstinate. 'Remember I'm responsible for the safety of this installation and its crew. I don't think you have any idea what a supernova is like, Klara. It's huge. Back in 1054 the Chinese astrologers could see it in daylight for almost the whole month of July, and they didn't have our lensing to make it brighter.' "
Chinese China 1120 C.E. Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 117. "In the first legend 'the inner chamber' of the Chinese imperial palace are said to have seen the birth of cards. The 'veiled ones' secluded therein were numerous, since the Emperor had not so much a wife as a bedroom staff, for which the recognized establishment for some two thousand years was: Empress 1, Consorts 3, Spouses 9, Beauties or Concubines 27, and Attendant Nymphs or Assistant Concubines 81...

The 'mistresses of the bed' kept regular night watches, the 81 Attendant Nymphs sharing the imperial couch for 9 nights in groups of 9, the 27 Beauties 3 nights in groups of 9, the 9 Spouses and 3 Consorts 1 night per group, and the Empress 1 night alone.

The arrangement lasted from, roughly, the early years of the Chou dynasty (255-112 B.C.) to the beginning of the Sung dynasty (A.D. 950-1279) when the old order broke down... in... 1120 playing cards were conceived by an inmate of the Chinese imperial harem... pastime for relieving... boredom... " [More, pg. 118.]

Chinese China 1400 C.E. Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 172. "'Clean your plate; people are starving in China.' "
Chinese China 1866 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 30. Pg. 30-31: "'Mr. Burlingame . . . our country's next minister to China!...' "
Chinese China 1867 Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1953; c. 1870); pg. 100. Pg. 100: "Given such a complete collection from the seas of Japan and China... "; pg. 122: "...those wonderful fur pieces so much in demand in the Russian and Chinese markets... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese China 1883 Miller, John J. "Hewn in Pieces for the Lord " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 37. "Gordon had had an extremely full and adventurous life. He'd been a career soldier, but one more honored by foreign nations than his own. A field marshal in both the Chinese and Ottoman armies... " [Some other refs. to China, not in DB. Gordon's nickname, in fact, is "Chinese " (see pg. 32).]
Chinese China 1887 Bellamy, Edward. Looking Backward. New York: Random House (1951; c. 1887); pg. 13. "He said he did not know any place now where society could be called stable except Greenland, Patagonia, and the Chinese Empire.' 'Those Chinamen knew what they were about,' somebody added, 'when they refused to let in our western civilization...' "
Chinese China 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 2. "It seems to me that the further east you go the more unpunctual are the trains. What ought they to be in China? "
Chinese China 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 252. "'...he flourish in Germany all over, in France, in India, even in the Chernosese; and in China, so far from us in all ways, there even is he, and the peoples fear him at this day...' "
Chinese China 1908 Bensen, Donald R. And Having Writ.... Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1978); pg. 235. Pg. 235, 247.
Chinese China 1940 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994) [Extensive refs. not in DB, including Chinese characters and settings.]
Chinese China 1948 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 112. " '48... we were sent into China to save a billion-odd people for democracy. It was not apparent at the time, but our side had already lost. On paper, things seemed retrievable--the generalissimo's Kuomintang still held all the major cities, their armies were well equipped, compared to Mao and his forces, and... " [More.]
Chinese China 1955 Snodgrass, Melinda M. "Degradation Rites " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 165. Pg. 165: "'...They questioned me about China: I told them we had done everything possible to negotiation a settlement between Mao and Chang...' "; Pg. 166: "'What testimony? I don't know anything about China.' " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese China 1956 Knight, Damon. "The Last Word " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1956); pg. 174. "I was instrumental in teaching the Chinese how to make gunpowder. "
Chinese China 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 101. "...two-month drive through France and Italy; next year he planned a trip for them to Japan and the newly accessible vastness of China. " [Also pg. 241, a few other minor refs.]
Chinese China 1963 Simak, Clifford D. Way Station. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Robert Bentley, Inc. (reprinted 1979; copyright 1963); pg. 42-43. "'First of all,' said Winslow, 'there's barely any market for the stuff and even if there was, there isn't any sang. Used to be a good market years ago. Chinese used it for medicine, I guess. But now there ain't no trade with China... Digging up different kinds of plants. Got the idea myself he maybe is a sort of magic-man. Getting stuff to make up charms and such...' "
Chinese China 1968 Hughes, Ted. The Iron Man. London: Faber and Faber (1985; c. 1968); pg. 43. "At the same time a ship sailed from China, loaded with great iron girders, and another ship sailed from Japan loaded with fuel oil. "
Chinese China 1972 Gerrold, David. "With a Finger in My I " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 351. [Afterword] "For instance, what would Mao-Tse-Tung be without 700 million Chinese under him? Just another cranky old man. "
Chinese China 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 125. Pg. 125: "The [secret nuclear] tests were made--and detected by Russia, China, France, Israel, and... Argentina. "; Pg. 134: "'Are you still talking about those babies in China?' " [Also pg. 139.]
Chinese China 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 219. "In the Chinese province of Kwangtung a boy named Hua Lo-Feng rode a bicycle and listened to a small radio... "
Chinese China 1978 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 11. "'...We've done work for the Pentagon. I hate Pentagon work. Those people are in a hell of a rut. I wish they'd climb off the Chinese back and find some other enemy to study and outwit.' "
Chinese China 1979 Hauman, Glenn. "Chasing Hairy " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 105. "He also told me something very important: No matter where you go, no matter what you do, no matter what troubles you may encounter in life--there are nine hundred million people in China who really couldn't care less. So you might as well have a good time. "
Chinese China 1980 Dick, Philip K. "Breakfast at Twilight " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1954); pg. 194. "'There wasn't any point when it became--this. We fought in Korea. We fought in China...' "
Chinese China 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 140. "' you can see, the two most serious cases of outbreak occurred this pas week in the cities of Shanghai and Medina, two locations all but totally cut off from Western contact...' "
Chinese China 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 143. "There were so many little unexpected events this week that were of almost major proportions that the networks decided to run specials on all of them together. The last time something like that happened was in 1964. One week back then, among other things, the Chinese exploded their first nuclear bomb and the Soviets deposed their premier to replace with him... "
Chinese China 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 154. "News offices in America and then in Western Europe, the soviet Union, Africa, China, India--ultimately all around the world... " [Also pg. 181.]
Chinese China 1981 Dick, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 9. "And he was concerned because there was still a good chance that he might be called up for the Cuban War, which had now become bogged down in the mountains once more... He himself did not blame the president--it wasn't the president's fault that the Chinese had decided to honor their pact. It was just that hardly anyone came home from fighting the greasy gooks free of virus bone infections... " [Other refs., not in DB. Apparently the background for this post-holocaust novel is an escalation of tensions between the U.S. and China. Other refs. include pg. 73, 147, 157, etc.]
Chinese China 1984 Delany, Samuel R. "The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals " in Flight from Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994; c. 1984); pg. 350. "...people starvin' in China... "
Chinese China 1985 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 12. "Don't look back, Satchel Paige had once said; something may be gaining on you. The missiles from People's China had not looked back and the things gaining on them had not reached them in time; China could die with the knowledge that out of their miserable underground 'backyard' factories they had developed a weapon which even dr. Porsche, had he still been alive, would have shaken his head at--nodded at with admiration. "
Chinese China 1985 Freedman, Nancy. Joshua Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press (1973); pg. 128. "The more deeply he became involved in his research, the more significant the financial thrust of the People's Republic of China into Africa appeared. " [More.]
Chinese China 1988 Bourne, Mark. "Boss " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 25. "This time he hands me a small plastic bust of President [Al] Capone, no different from countless others. He points to the underside of the figure's base. It reads 'Made in the American Republic of China.' " [Apparently in this alternate history China is under the control of the U.S.]
Chinese China 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 91. "'...Just last month I was privileged to be in the People's Republic of China to visit one of the few remaining seminaries there . . .' " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese China 1990 Aldiss, Brian. "III " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 45. "As you know, San Mondesancto was founded on Earth in 1990... At the time of our founding, when we took over the Shanghai and Orient Banking Systems... "
Chinese China 1990 Scott, Robin. "Last Train to Kankakee " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 715. "...through the holocaust of the Sino-Soviet war... "
Chinese China 1990 Weiner, Andrew. "Empire of the Sun " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 721. "Earth, year 1990... Draft rioting in China is vigorously suppressed. "
Chinese China 1991 Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 241. "The trader had said the red silk was from the Far East, beyond the Holy Land. It was the only place where the dyers could achieve that color, so much brighter than madder. Cochineal, perhaps. It must have been China, I told myself. Even in the twentieth, some of the finest fabrics came from there. "
Chinese China 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 60. -
Chinese China 1992 Tepper, Sheri S. Sideshow. New York: Bantam (1993; c. 1992); pg. 54. -
Chinese China 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 9. "'If the Europeans move, they'll move east. To China. To Japan. To Korea. Who cares?...' "
Chinese China 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 55. "'...We've picked up new satellite data. German tanks are massing on Russia's border with China... Germany is heading up a European invasion of China. What do you plan to do when the missiles start flying?' " [Other refs., not in DB. See also pg. 58, 63, 66, 88.]
Chinese China 1994 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 22. Pg. 22: "'...not a Communist--and not only can't he get Doe's name right, but he confuses him with a Chinese guy who happens to by synonymous with Communism. So what can you make of that? We know that all black people looked alike to Reagan, but apparently black people and Chinese people were completely interchangeable.' " [Also pg. 149, 228.]
Chinese China 1994 Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 121. "'You ever seen pictures of an old opium smoker? Like in China in the old days? Or a hash smoker in India...' "
Chinese China 1995 Foster, Alan Dean. The Dig. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 35. Pg. 35: "'...exclusive interview with... the head of the Chinese dissident movement...' "; Pg. 241: "'...Why not? It can't be any harder than trying to get a straight answer out of a Beijing bureaucrat.' "
Chinese China 1995 Priest, Christopher. Darkening Island. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 81. "The main danger, as far as both powers were concerned, was China, which had been stockpiling devices since the end of the nineteen-sixties. Territorial interests of China in Africa were not known, and it was not possible to predict how much of an influence there had been. "
Chinese China 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 217. "'I'm in resources discovery for Asian Thermal, an energy consortium in Taiwan and Korea. We're keeping track of Chinese oil, for Beijing--it's official...' " [Some other minor refs., not in DB.]
Chinese China 1996 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 34. Pg. xiii: China; Pg. 34: Beijing; Pg. 148: Chinese fan
Chinese China 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 15. Pg. 15: "The fictional Bronco flew his trademark Lockheed Lightning in and around WWII China through a series of high-octane.. thrillers.... "Max had read three of the novels, Yellow Storm, Night in Shanghai, and Burma Crossing. "; Pg. 217: China [1 June 2002: 'Chinese' as a category will no longer be indexed regularly. China is such a major country that it is frequently referred to.]
Chinese China 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 36. "...the aliens toured London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Moscow, Jerusalem, Giza, Calcutta, Beijing, Tokyo, Honolulu, and Vancouver. "
Chinese China 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 23. "Alongside sexless biochemist Lady Li, the Chinese have sent as orthodox and historically adept a politician and diplomat as one could imagine: diadem of a mandarin Marxist court. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese China 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 105. "As usual there is a power struggle in China. History teaches us Chinese the lesson of submission. Actually, hitory is all myth in China, and politics is a sort of religion. "
Chinese China 1998 Benford, Gregory. Timescape. New York: Simon & Schuster (1980); pg. 86. "'There's a rumor the Chinese are way ahead of them.'

...'They gather intelligence on their own members?'

'The Chinese are formal members, but--well, look, the problems of the last few years have been technical. Peking has enough on its hands without meddling into subjects where they have no research capability.' " [Some other refs. to Chinese, not in DB.]

Chinese China 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 27. "'Among the Romans, the Chinese, the Abyssinians, and the Indians of Canada the singular custom prevails of lifting the bride over the door-step of her husband's home.' " [Also pg. 82, 107.]
Chinese China 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 186. "A staple of the feminist plank is easy access to abortion. This is something which has brought us to the brink of a spiritual civil war.

Yet when you add ultrasound and other techniques which allow gender determination into this equation, it leads to unborn females being aborted more often than males. This is especially true in nations like China and India, where males are considered more valuable than females. "

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