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 China 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 242. "'Why America?' Aaronson asked. 'We're only a small fraction of the planet's population. Why not go to India or China?...' "
Chinese China 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 63. "'...Japan and Brazil in league against us, Chinese factories decimating our economy...' " [Also, pg. 146, 194.]
Chinese China 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 245. "'The Chinese are almost certainly sending Xi. He's also in his sixties...' " [Many refs. to Chinese in book, most not in DB.]
Chinese China 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 21. Pg. 21: "war in Indo-China... "; Pg. 59: "And on Sunday it hit fighting in Indo-China. Allied and Communist units, engaging at sixty points along the eight-hundred-mile front, fell back with the heaviest casualties of the war. "
Chinese China 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 38. "'The government of Canada will still require--' began the white CSIS man.

'I can easily go to the United States,' said Hollus. 'Or Europe, or China, or--' "

Chinese China 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 47. Pg. 47: " early the next day, there were eight other extraterrestrials... on Earth, all of them Forhilnors... A fourth was in China, apparently spending time with a rice farmer in a remote village. "; pg. 48: "Another was seen variously walking around the sites of the old death camps in Germany, scuttling through Tiananmen Square, and visiting the ruins in Kosovo.

And, thankfully, one more had made himself available in Brussels to speak with media from all over the world. He seemed to be fluent in English, French, Japanese, Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese), Hindi, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Hebrew, and more... " [Other refs., not in DB., incl. pg. 81-84, 129, 216, 265-266, 316-317, 327.]

Chinese China 2000 Schow, David J. "Blessed Event " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 224. "'Babies are parasites. They suck the mother's blood, drain nutrients, and toxify the host metabolism with their waste... Nobody has the right to pump out children unchecked anymore; it's reckless endangerment of humanity. Even the Chinese have realized that...' "
Chinese China 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 3. "And in Peking, Bantustan, Brazil there have always had to be an American interpreter... "
Chinese China 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 84. "Much speculation on the streets and in media: Chinese nuclear blast gone out of control? Accident in a Japanese fission plant? Conflict on the Chinese-Russian border? " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese China 2001 Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A Space Odyssey. New York: New American Library (1969; c. 1968); pg. 43. "Though birth control was cheap, reliable, and endorsed by all major religions, it had come too late; the population of the world was now six billion--a third of them in the Chinese Empire. "
Chinese China 2002 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 114. "China had been quietly feeding Russia. Neither side felt like getting involved on the home ground. Hence Indonesia, backed by China, was brought to attack the Philippines... "
Chinese China 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 79. "China was in equally deep on the Iraq-Iran side, though she hadn't yet sent in Chinese soldiers, only Tibetans, North Koreans, Vietnamese, and Mongolians. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese China 2003 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 101. Pg. 58: China; Pg. 101-103: Meeting with the Chinese Premier [Many other refs., not in DB. China becomes a major setting of the novel, although there is little actually said about Chinese culture, because the gigantic box in which the whole human race is supposed to be put inside of is built in China, near Shanghai. This location is chosen because it is central in the world's most populous country, and would require a minimal amount of miles traveled to get all of humanity there.]
Chinese China 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 131. Pg. 131: "'It's like when I was a boy,' said Father Peregrine. 'We heard about wars in China. But we never believed them. It was too far away. And there were too many people dying. it was impossible. Even when we saw the motion pictures we didn't believe it. Well, that's how it is now. Earth is China. It's so far away it's unbelievable. It's not here. You can't touch it...' "; Pg. 133: "'I'll believe it when I see them ten thousand rockets arrive with the one hundred thousand Mexicans and Chinese on them.' "
Chinese China 2005 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 17. "The second--and last--nuclear war saw the use in combat of no more bombs than the first: precisely two... At that point the Big Three of China, the US, and the USSR moved with commendable speed and wisdom, sealing off the battle zone until the surviving combatants had come to their senses. "
Chinese China 2008 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 26. "'I've been in India, Leisha. And China and Africa... Then I set out to meet the Sleepless in India and China..' "
Chinese China 2009 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 328. "'...We are on the doorstep of a whole new world... such as when the Berlin Wall came down, or when the Republicans took control of the House and Senate in '94, or when China and Taiwan finally merged.' "
Chinese China 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 26. "'I have feelings for the victims of famine,' Baranyk said... 'The Chinese have suffered, for example, but they do not start wars.'

'No, they die very quietly, the Chinese,' Czajowski murmured. "

Chinese China 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 35. "'The Greenhouse heat was a genocidal plot of the industrialized countries. They hoped we would be as the Chinese and not fight back.' "
Chinese China 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 117. "'Don't any of you understand this? Who do you want to appropriate the Solar System? The Russians? The Chinese? Because if we fail now, that's what will happen.' "
Chinese China 2012 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 357. "Xiaohu Jiang
Xiaohu opened her window and gazed out into the Beijing night... Here, for example was a new edition of an old pamphlet, An Outline of Certain Questions About Socialism, which dealt with the official Party response to the Carter prediction. " [More, not in DB, pg. 357-358.]
Chinese China 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 89. "'...The Chinese discovered centuries ago that their wares could travel safely the length of the Silk Road--if they were packed in tea leaves...' "
Chinese China 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 255. "'...You know those filigree nests of balls your Chinese carve of ivory, so that you peer and peer to find the center, and end with the feeling that there's a little of infinity lcoked in there? That's how solar systems look, most places.' "
Chinese China 2020 Clarke, Arthur C. "The Wind from the Sun " in The Sentinel. New York: Berkley Books (1983; c. 1963); pg. 141. " clouds across the China seas... "
Chinese China 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 248. "'Just now it's a moot point, Ambassador Jiang,' Jennifer Capper told the Consul-General from China who brought it up again... 'Notwithstanding that, however, the next time your government directs you to inquire after a voice in internal American elections, you might ask them when the people of China will finally begin to have a vote regarding their own leaders.'

'I protest, Madame President.' ambassador Jiang rose from the chair to her full six feet one inch, towering over all of the men in the tent with the exception of five of the six Secret Service agents who hovered around the meeting. 'I protest most resolutely. The reforms in my country have given such a voice to a wide range of persons.'

'As long as they own businesses or have a family history of correct political activity,' the President debated gamely. " [Some other refs., not in DB. See pg. 280.]

Chinese China 2022 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 20. "When he was born, William Tsung had been called 'the most expensive baby in the world'; he held the title for only two years before it was claimed by his sister. She still held it, and now that the Family Laws had been repealed, it would never be challenged.

Their father, the legendary Sir Lawrence, had been born when China had reinstituted the stringent 'One Child, One Family' rule; his generation had provided psychologists an social scientists with material for endless studies. Having no brothers or sisters--and in many cases, no uncles or aunts--it was unique in human history. Whether credit was due to the resilience of the species or the merit of the Chinese extended family system would probably never be settled. The fact remained that the children of that strange time were remarkably free from scars; but they were certainly not unaffected, and Sir Lawrence had done his somewhat spectacular best to make up for the isolation of his infancy. " [More.]

Chinese China 2022 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 21. "When his second child was born in '22, the licensing systems had become law. You could have as many children as you wished, provided only that you paid the appropriate fee. (The surviving Old Guard communists were not the only ones who thought the whole scheme perfectly appalling, but they were outvoted by their pragmatic colleagues in the fledgling congress of the People's Democratic Republic.)

Numbers 1 and 2 were free. Number 3 cost a million sols. Number 4 was two million. Number 5 was four million, and so on. The fact that, in theory, there were no capitalists in the People's Republic was cheerfully ignored. "

Chinese China 2028 Hogan, James P. The Two Faces of Tomorrow. New York: Baen (1997; c. 1979); pg. 144. Pg. 144: "'China, of all places. We've got a documentary being made there on a tight schedule . . . all about the emergence of the post-Communist culture... You're off to China...' "; Pg. 145: "'Six months from now you'll be on the Moon, I'll be somewhere between Hong Kong and Outer Mongolia and...'

...'For all we know China and the Moon could turn out to be the same place...' " [Also pg. 204, 208.]

Chinese China 2030 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 22. Pg. 22: "Then he had bought the magnificent old Peninsular Hotel, which to a poor Chinese boy had once seemed the very symbol of wealth and power, and turned it into his residence and main office. "; Pg. 23: "The program had opened--inevitably--with a tribute to the unknown inventor of the rocket, somewhere in China during the thirteenth century. " [Many other Chinese refs., and some Chinese main characters, not in DB.]
Chinese China 2030 Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 4. "'The Chinese,' bellowed a drunken Australian, 'Chinese bloody invented nerve-splicing. Give me the mainland for a nerve job any day...'

...The Japanese had already forgotten more neurosurgery than the Chinese had ever known. " [Many other refs. to Chinese in book. Other refs. not in DB.]

Chinese China 2030 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 156. "China was the last remaining Communist country, and its grip on its people seemed as firm twenty-one years hence as it was today. China's population was now almost two billion. " [Also, pg. 141, 162, 218, 228, more.]
Chinese China 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 65. "Thirty years on and it was plain to see the really significant thing was that Japan had achieved the age-old dream. China and Japan became one. And my goodness, didn't the world feel it! " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g. pg. 104, 133, 138, etc.]
Chinese China 2040 Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 2. Pg. 2: "She said, 'Tom, I talked to a set director last week who was on his way to China to do stock shots.' "; Pg. 172: "'The assistant set director's back from China. He says the word is, it's Cultural Revolution. " [Some other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese China 2045 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 24. "By the middle of the twenty-first century, all the other great federative superpowers of the world [other than the U.S.] had come apart, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics breaking up into its fifteen constituent states, trying to maintain the fiction of something called the CIS. Siberia breaking free of the Russian Federation, then collapsing into six smaller nations. Sinkiang and Tibet and Mongolia breaking free of the Chinese Republic, then China itself vanishing. Tang south sundered from Han north. "
Chinese China 2048 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 131. "'...We saw how much territory a single ship could scour when they [the Buggers/Formics -- hostile aliens] first showed up and started burning over China...' "
Chinese China 2048 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 327. "During the years before the First Invasion... When the Buggers showed up, China had just emerged as the dominant world power, economically and militarily, having finally reunited itself as a democracy. The North Americans and Europeans played at being China's 'big brothers,' but the economic balance had finally shifted.

What Bean saw as the driving force of history, however, was the resurgent Russian Empire. When the Chinese simply took it for granted that they were and should be the center of the universe, the Russians, led by... " [More about China, pg. 328-330.]

Chinese China 2050 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 59. "'With a little history in your education, Paul, you would also have known that the Jesuits were among the first explorers to enter China, and Paraguay, and the North American wilderness...' "
Chinese China 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 7. "...three-way biowar between India, China, and Pakistan. " [Also pg. 38.]
Chinese China 2050 Bova, Ben. "Sam and the Prudent Jurist " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 231. Pg. 231: "He had received the Nobel Peace Prize for settling the war between India and China. " [Also pg. 232.]; Pg. 233: "with a high-buttoned Chinese collar and trousers... "; Pg. 250: "...a team of Chinese acrobats auditioning for the Beijing Follies... "
Chinese China 2080 Dick, Philip K. The Crack in Space. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 89. "'They're picking up no lights from Australia... But a tremendous concentration from Southeast Asia and from the region of the Gobi Desert. The greatest concentrations yet. And all throughout China. But none in Japan.' "
Chinese China 2100 Aldiss, Brian. "A Whiter Mars " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 226. Beijing
Chinese China 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 4. "'Miss Fugate is your new assistant; she arrived yesterday from People's China where she worked...'

'I remember the memo from Friday about Miss Fugate. She's erratic in her talent. Picked wrong on the U. S. Civil War Picture Window item . . . if you can imagine it, she thought it's be a smash hit in People's China.' He laughed. " [Some other refs., not in DB (but not extensive), e.g., pg. 6.]

Chinese China 2110 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 56. Pg. 56: "For thousands of years the pragmatic Chinese had gone even further, using their own wastes to fertilize their rice fields. "; Pg. 149: "...the coasts of China "
Chinese China 2119 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 219. "'...and the propaganda is even more virulent from Moscow, Baghdad, Buenos Aires, Beijing...' "
Chinese China 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 39. "'No, this is just planning stuff. Strategy for a war between Russia and Turkmenistan. Russia and an alliance between Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. War with the United States and Canada. War with the old NATO alliance except Germany. War with Germany. On and on. China. India. Really stupid stuff, too, like between Brazil and Peru, which makes no sense but maybe the were testing our compliance or something.' "
Chinese China 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 169. "Bean grinned. 'Burma? But is it worth taking?'

'It's on the way to more valuable prizes, if China doesn't object,' said Peter...

'What if India offers Pakistan a free hand against Iran? It can go for the oil. India is free to move east. To scoop up the countries that have long been under her cultural influence. Burma. Thailand...'

'Is China going to sit and watch?' asked Peter.

'They might if India tosses them Vietnam,' said Bean. " [Many more references to China, not in DB. In the last fourth of the book, China is of major importance, and, with Achilles' leadership, conquers Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, and India.]

Chinese China 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 199. "How to mount a campaign [from India] against Burma and Thailand and, eventually, Vietnam that would sweep all resistance before it, yet never provoke China to intervene. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese China 2151 Carey, Diane. Broken Bow (Enterprise). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 149. "'A butterfly flaps its wings in Africa,' Archer murmured, 'and there's a typhoon in China the next spring...' "
Chinese China 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 13. "...leaning against the wall, a MV-3 rifle... Once, he had been prepared to stand off the Red Chinese with this rifle. But it had never seen use because the Red Chinese had never shown up . . . at least not in person. Their representatives, in the form of Hinkel Radiation, had arrived, however, but no amount of MV-3s doled out to California's citizen army could fight and conquer that. The radiation, from a Wasp-C satellite, had done the job expected and the United States had lost. But People's China had not won. No one had. Hinkel Radiation waves, distributed on a world-wide basis, saw to that, god bless 'em... Remembering the training films they had been shown by Sixth Army brass, Pete thought, I'd like to catch sight of a 'human sea' these days. Chinese or not . . . we could use it. " [The Hinkel Radiation had caused widespread sterility in humans worldwide.]
Chinese China 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 20. "Populations on the verge of migration, and then those stupid jackasses, those Red Chinese, had to use that East German invention of that ex-Nazi... "
Chinese China 2165 Carver, Jeffrey A. The Rapture Effect. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 13. Beijing
Chinese China 2170 Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 18. "Miss could order him to swim to China this minute, and Andrew would do it without hesitation if no other considerations were involved. "
Chinese China 2199 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 36. "He loved birds. He had been fascinated by them for years, beginning in his early boyhood in China. " [Also pg. 63, etc.]
Chinese China 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 102. "'As for our friends from the Chinese Republic.' Antonio paused for effect...

'...It's a perfectly preserved ancient Chinese argument. It came from a perfectly preserved ancient Chinese. Mr. Fang.'

The Chinese had said it was hard to go to the stars without children and crazy to go without people of age and experience. The rest of us had remained firm re children. There were none on the ship. But we had taken a number of people over sixty and a few over seventy. Mr. Fang was close to eighty, a thin man with long white hair and thick grey eyebrows. He was from Zhendu in Sichuan, a master wicker worker and a master gardener, in charge of the main room in the ship's garden. Bamboo grew there, a dozen or more varieties... I liked him. I had spent hours in his shop watching him work. From time to time we talked philosophy. He especially liked the ancient Daoists and Karl Marx. " [Many other refs. to Chinese, not all in DB.]

Chinese China 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Space (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 1 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 12. "The galactic barrier itself is so unfathomably vast that our proposed exercise is not unlike knocking a few bricks out of your own Earth's Great Wall of China. "
Chinese China 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Strike (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 3 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 81. "It was a cosmic feat of engineering that made the Great Wall of China seem like a fraction of a fraction of a subatomic speck in comparison. "
Chinese China 2546 Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins (1999; c. 1932, 1946); pg. 234. "...I like science. But truth's a menace, science is a public danger. As dangerous as it's been beneficent. It has given us the stablest equilibrium in history. China's was hopelessly insecure by comparison... "
Chinese China 3000 Williamson, Jack. Terraforming Earth. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 31. Pg. 31: China; Pg. 55: great wall of China; Pg. 63: China; pg. 93: "Casey had a Chinese face... " [Other refs, e.g., pg. 94, 153. One of the main characters is Chinese.]
Chinese China 3900 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Mercedes Lackey. Rediscovery. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 12. Pg.12: "'...Great Wall of China...' "; Pg. 195: "Even Bronze Age cultures had sufficient Chinese had created perfectly good roads, and could, if given the proper design and instruction, have laid out a serviceable spaceport...' "
Chinese China: Ningxia 1955 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 301. "During the Cultural Revolution, Xi had been consigned as a worker on an impoverished collective farm in Ningxia Province, near the Great Wall... where, while plowing an unpromising field, he uncovered an intricately ornamented bronze helmet from the Han Dynasty... The Cultural Revolution had attempted to sever a 5,000-year-old continuous Chinese cultural tradition. " [Much more material about Chinese history, ancient and modern, in book but not in DB, especially pgs. 300 to 304.]
Chinese China: Shanghai 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 144. "At the costume ball in Shanghai... " [This scene takes place in Shanghai, although has no particular mention of things Chinese. Pg. 144-148.]
Chinese Chinese 1987 Simons, Walton. "The Teardrop of India " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 255. "'Australia. Then where?'

...'Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Japan...' "

Chinese Colorado 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 19. "...If you go to your boss and tell him you have not got enough to live on, the boss will tell you, 'Live on it and like it, or I'll put a Chinaman or an Italian or a Jew in your place and you can learn to live on nothing.' "
Chinese Costa Rica 2175 Wolverton, Dave. "On My Way to Paradise " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1987); pg. 332. "A great swarm of people--Chinese and Korean mariners, Hindu merchants, and South American guerrillas--descended on the area... "
Chinese Costa Rica 2187 Wolverton, Dave. "On My Way to Paradise " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 366. [Year estimated.] "We floated pst crowds of mestizos selling... cheap Chinese microships tumbling from earthenware pots. "

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