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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 Washington 1905 Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 60. -
Chinese Washington, D.C. 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 32. "On his last visit he had seen a juicy little Chinese girl who must have been Maggie. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese Washington, D.C. 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 193. "Dr. Kim Doo Chung rose. He was, Thad observed, a self-contained man, with the thin chiseled features and high cheekbones that typically distinguished Koreans from Chinese. " [Other refs., not all in DB. See also pg. 221.]
Chinese Washington, D.C. 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 2. "'Who are the demonstrators?' he asked.

'Germans, French, some Scandinavians,' she replied...

'What are they protesting?'

'The tariff bill. They think the Chinese and Koreans are about to undermine their economic freedom.' "

Chinese Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 136. Pg. 136: "'Another possibility is that he was a foreign national. Thalidomide would mean British. Chernobyl baby or a Kazakhstani. Or one of the Chinese experiments.'

THALID - UK, RAD - CHERN, KAZAK, EXP - CHINA. "; Pg. 167: Taiwanese

Chinese Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 293. "'This is the vital stuff,' Kiernan said. 'I'll sell it to the Chinese before I let Cornell get his hands on it. He'll turn it all over to the ACLU.' "
Chinese Washington, D.C. 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 31. "The sun was lowering behind the Washington Monument and Mr. Li Cheun, head of Liang International in this hemisphere, knew that for the last couple of hours the little American bureaucrats who worked for him... Ling International was winding down for the evening. Liang Int, the Chinese star ascendant in the world of business, owned America. Ten years before, Liang Int had managed to get a toehold in America, wresting some business away from the Germans who'd owned the country then. The Masada Option had proved to be better than any business plan or ruthless tactics the Chinese might have devised, for the resultant radioactive cloud... " [Other refs. not in DB. Novel has significant Chinese characters.]
Chinese world 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 24. Pg. 24: "'...until after you have dined... with the ambassador from Cathay and the ambassador from Bengahl.' "; Pg. 67: "The scarlet light which filled the small chamber came from a score of hanging candles in parchment shades, after the fashion of the Cathay Court... " [Cathay is an older name for the significant empire which became China. Other refs., not in DB, but the word 'Chinese' is never used.]
Chinese world 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 103. "...a quiet corner half-shadowed by a lacquered chinese screen. "
Chinese world 1939 Waldrop, Howard. "Thirty Minutes Over Broadway! " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 13. "'Joined the RCAF [Royal Canadian Air Force], unofficially. Fought in the Battle of Britain, went to China against the Japs with the Tigers, was back in Britain for Pearl Harbor.' "
Chinese world 1943 Rand, Ayn. Fountainhead. New York: Penguin (1993; c. 1943); pg. 18. Pg. 18: "Chinese vases "; Pg. 104: "...kept a young Chinese student of architecture employed... "; Pg. 124: " the Chinese artist... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese world 1950 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 236. "He was shading his face from the sun with a garish Chinese parasol... "
Chinese world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 55. "A couple of years ago I did get a pair of glasses, imported from China, where the invention of the printing press has stimulated their manufacture. "
Chinese world 1959 Bradbury, Ray. "The End of the Beginning " in The Day it Rained Forever. London: Rupert Hart-Davis (1970; first ed. 1959); pg. 34. "'...I don't know where they'll divide the Ages, at the Persians who dreamt of flying carpets, or the Chinese who all unknowing celebrated birthdays and New Years with strung ladyfingers and high skyrockets...' "
Chinese world 1960 Turtledove, Harry. "The Last Word " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 272. "But the Nazis did what they did to white people, to Europeans, MacDonald thought. The Draka came down on niggers and ragheads and chinks [Chinese], so it didn't seem to matter so much. One brutalized blond kid is worth a dozen with black skin and kinky hair. "
Chinese world 1964 Elms, Alan C. "Introduction " in Norstrilia (by Cordwainer Smith). Framingham, MA: NESFA Press (1994); pg. xi. "In the Chinese context, Linebarger [Smith] had grown up with a strong belief in the greatness of Sun Yat-sen and with a sustained preference for the rule of Chiang Kai-shek over Mao Tse-tung. Linebarger and his family enjoyed close personal ties with Sun, with Chiang, and with many prominent members of the Kuomintang. But according to his colleagues and former students, he was not blind to the corruptions of the Nationalist Chinese Government of Taiwan. His real emotional commitment was not to that government but to the welfare of the Chinese people. In Norstrilia, Linebarger delights in devising examples of interplanetary realpolitik and displaying his expertise in psychological warfare... " [More.]
Chinese world 1964 Smith, Cordwainer. Norstrilia. Framingham, MA: NESFA Press (1994; c. 1964, 1968); pg. x. [Introduction by Alan C. Elms.] "In his short stories he [Cordwainer Smith] adapted works as diverse as... and the traditional Chinese narrative Quest of the Three Kingdoms. Linebarger [Smith] had been reading classic Chinese literature since childhood, in translation and in the original. As his ideas for Norstrilia were developing, another Chinese classic came to mind: the hundred-chapter epic The Journey to the West [which] tells the story of the real seventh-century Buddhist monk and his altogether fantastic monkey bodyguard, who travel to India to look for Buddhist scriptures... There may be even more connections between Norstrilia and The Journey to the West, in both deep structure and detail. But Paul Linebarger was never one to let strict literary parallels spoil a good story, and much of Norstrilia wanders far from The Journey " [More.]
Chinese world 1968 Niven, Larry. "All the Myriad Ways " in Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (Frederik Pohl, ed.) Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1980; 1st pub Galaxy, Oct. 1968); pg. 274. "'It was bound to happen sometime. Look at the alternate worlds they've found so far. The Nazi world. The Red Chinese world, half bombed to death...' "
Chinese world 1970 Anderson, Poul. The Dancer from Atlantis. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 78. "No conquest by Homeric Greeks--not yet--simply adoption of a desirable foreign invention, like Europe taking numerals from the Arabs or wallpaper from the Chinese or kayaks from the Eskimos... "
Chinese world 1970 Zelazny, Roger. Nine Princes of Amber in The Chronicles of Amber, vol. 1. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1970); pg. 76. "I saw the rockets leap up form the stained hard places, Peenemnd, Vandenberg, Kennedy, Kyzyl Kum in Kazakhstan, and I touched with my hands the walls of China. "
Chinese world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 237. -
Chinese world 1975 Knight, Damon. "To Serve Man " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1950); pg. 16. "They wrote in ideographs, worse than Chinese, but he was determined to fathom it if it took years. "
Chinese world 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 27. "The Chinese New Festival was invented to celebrate the recapture of Hong Kong from the Japanese. Chiang Kai-shek died of heart disease in 1951. Japan, which controls the mainland, remains fairly quiet since it lacks the backing of--for example--a reawakened Germany, and if any war occurs, it will be between the Divine Japanese Imperiality and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics... "
Chinese world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 10. " Soviet agents report to Moscow that it is controlled by China; Chinese Intelligence pronounces it under Moscow domination... " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 94. "...a Sicilian brunette, a wild-eyed Greek woman, a tall Ashanti, a slant-eyed Masai, a Japanese, a Chinese, a Vietnamese, and on and on and on. "
Chinese world 1976 Kotzwinkle, William. Doctor Rat. New York: Marlowe & Co. (1976); pg. 135. Pg. 135: "...he's a Chinese bamboo rat (family Rhizomyidae). "; Pg. 137: "Chinese embroidery "; Pg. 243: "Let's just focus down this Chinese alleyway... " [More.]
Chinese world 1980 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 239. "The wars began just after the Presidential election of 1980, just after the field trials into Joliet. Arthur Saltus had told her of the two Chinese railroad towns blown off the map, and suddenly one day in December the Chinese bombed Darwin, Australia, in long-delayed retaliation. The whole of northern Australia was made uninhabitable by radiation. "
Chinese world 1981 Dick, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 100. "'Could the Chinese float across the Pacific in balloons?' Stuart said, imagining thousands of such small, gray cigar-shaped balloons, each with a platoon of Mongolian-type Chinese peasant soldiers... "
Chinese world 1982 Asimov, Isaac. "Introduction " in Dragon Tales. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 12. "On the other hand, the Chinese had dragons that superficially resembled the flying dragons of the western tradition. Chinese dragons, however, tended to be beneficent spirits. "
Chinese world 1983 Bear, Greg. "Blood Music " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1983); pg. 28. "Vergil Ulam was turning into a galaxy.

How would it feel to be topped off with a trillion Chinese? I grinned in the dark and almost cried at the same time. What Vergil had inside him was unimaginably stranger than Chinese. Stranger than anything I--or Vergil--could easily understand.

...The suite was tastefully furnished, fine serigraphs on wood-paneled walls, chrome and glass furniture, cream-colored carpet, Chinese brass... "

Chinese world 1984 Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 51. Pg. 51: "Kanturk (n.) An extremely intricate knot originally used for belaying the topgallant foresheets of a gaff-rigged China clipper... "; Pg. 57: "Lowther (vb.) (Of a large group of people who have been to the cinema together.) To stand about aimlessly on the pavement and argue about whether to go and eat a Chinese meal nearby or an Indian meal at a restaurant that somebody says is very good but isn't certain where it is, or have a drink and think about, or just go home, or have a Chinese meal nearby--until by the time agreement is reached, everything is closed. "
Chinese world 1984 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 243. "'Everyone here [in the U.S.] expected the Chinese to intervene, to invade, and we knew we could not stop them. Brian, our country had lost or abandoned twenty million men overseas; we were helpless before any invader. But they did not come. I thank God they did not come. They were prevented from coming when the Soviet turned on them in a holy war in the name of Communism...' "
Chinese world 1986 Miller, John J. "Comes a Hunter " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 370. "'If you wish to find the unclouded truth, do not concern yourself with right and wrong.'

--Seng-ts'an: Hsin-hsin Ming.

Chinese world 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 265. Pg. 265: "The creature... looked like a cross between an ape and a Chinese warlord. "; Pg. 292: "As the body rippled like a long Chinese kite... "
Chinese world 1989 Anthony, Mark. "A Walk by Moonlight " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 290. "One of the bikers split off from the others then, revving his machine until it belched flame like a Chinese dragon. "
Chinese world 1992 Anthony, Patricia. "Blue Woofers " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1992); pg. 180. "'They could be spies for the Chinese. I will let my superiors and the U.N. know...' " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese world 1992 Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 62. "Maybe the letters were ideographic or syllabic, like ancient Aztec or Chinese or whatever. "
Chinese world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 41. "A Rastafarian with nineteen more days on shore than Neil. A fellow Jew named Daniel Rosenberg. A Chinese woman, An-mei- Jong... "
Chinese world 1995 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 5. "No war, or any other movement, could be considered truly worldwide if it did not directly involve the two billion residents of China and India. Between 1992 and 1996, China's heavy industry expanded with Chinese supertugs towing icebergs to (ex-Saudi) Arabian shores, bringing desalinization equipment to rival Israel's and aiding the transformation of desert wastes. If a few million Chinese suffered from lack of that equipment in 1995, the SPC could wax philosophical so long as those old Japanese-built oil tankers kept sliding into ports near Peking. " [There are many other references to the Chinese in this book, not in DB.]
Chinese world 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 118. "'Imagine the entire frontier between China and the Soviet Union occupied by Chinese soldiers, shoulder to shoulder, an invading army... How long would it be, with the present Chinese birthrate, before they all passed over the border?' " [Many other refs. to Chinese in book; others not in DB.]
Chinese world 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 88. "'I am speaker of English. Others, still within, speak Russian, Chinese, French.' "
Chinese world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "Exchange " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 214. "'...Here's more you read a dozen times. Greek myths, Roman, Egyptian. Norse myths, Chinese...' "
Chinese world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "The Other Highway " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 254. "He drove through the cool, shady town, staring at the porches and the windows with the colored glass fringing them. If you looked from the inside of those windows out, people had different-colored faces for each pane you looked through. They were Chinese if you looked through one, Indian through another... "
Chinese world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 118. "'What's with Jews and science anyway?' I said.

'Half the scientists today are Asian. Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Korean. Something to do with being an alien maybe. No cultural roots, no place in society. Numbers are universal.' " [Limited number of other refs., not in DB.]

Chinese world 1996 Haldeman, Joe. The Forever War. New York: Avon Books (1997; first ed. 1975); pg. 14-15. "'And speaking of brains, I still have just about all of mine, in spite of Chinese efforts to the contrary...' " [This is a reference to combat against Chinese forces, before all Earth forces were united against the common alien (Tauran) enemy. Other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese world 1998 Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 58. "He smelled the acrid odors of the explosion, and a strong whiff of Chinese food from the restaurant across the street... several people who had come out of the Chinese restaurant... "
Chinese world 1998 Wilson, Robert Charles. "Divided by Infinity " in Starlight 2 (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 42. "'I rather like the idea--when they explain it--of my memoirs circulating through the terrestrial past, appearing fragmented and unintelligible among the night terrors of Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons, Roman slaves, Chinese peasants science fiction writers, drunken poets. "
Chinese world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 129. "I wondered if Dessous themed all his meals, so that if we'd eaten Chinese we'd have been surrounded by pigtailed Chinamen... " [Also pg. 148, 157, 166, 223, 230, 258, 259, 291, 331, etc.]
Chinese world 2000 Leong, Russell. "Virgins and Buddhas " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 220. [Chinese refs. throughout story, pg. 220-232.]
Chinese world 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 31. "Each finger of that hand contained a ring... despite their outward gaudiness--prizes recovered from the corpse of the Chinese warlord called The Mandarin after von Doom had stripped his flesh from his bones... " [Some other incidental refs., not in DB.]
Chinese world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 15. "He was a whole lot more likable than Song Wu, the sixty-year-old Chinese nightclub owner who had insisted I try his favorite youth enhancer--serpent-bladder extract diluted in rice wine... Hong Kong... " [More here. Few other refs. to China elsewhere, e.g., pg. 184.]
Chinese world 2003 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 123. "'And, of course, we can do anything we want with colors, according to local tastes... white is the color of mourning in China, so here we have our Chinese red, for good luck and prosperity...' "
Chinese world 2004 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 149. "'How about different religions, though?'

'We've got to have religious leaders behind us, no question. Well, for every religion there's some kind of handle. With Christians it's heave, with Muslims, it's paradise, same difference. The Chinese and Japanese and Scientologists are going to join their ancestors, the Indians are going to achieve Nirvana...' "

Chinese world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 33. "She had met five team scientists so far... Hua Ling, the slender and intense senior member of the Chinese team and a plasma physicist who spent most of his time at the south polar bore hole... "
Chinese world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 44. "...she saw that the same name had been spelled out in Cyrillic. Some shops had Oriental ideograms--Chinese or Japanese. "
Chinese world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 58. "Behind him, a tall, even-featured blond woman and two Chinese, a man and a woman wearing green caps... 'I'm Karen Farley, this is Wu Gi Me, and Chang I Hsing.' Chang smiled broadly at Patricia, her straight black bangs hanging down over her eyebrows, the latest Chinese fashion. 'We're from Beijing Technological University.' " [Many other refs., not in DB. Novel has significant Chinese characters.]
Chinese world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 65. "'We're Chinese. We're lucky to have gotten this far. We're here by courtesy and because our governments happen to be friendly this decade. All the same, we're much better off than the poor Russians... Now as for their sociology . . .' She shook her read ruefully. 'I'm a born and bred Marxist, but I'm not sure the Stoners would fit strict Leninist dogma.'

...'...The Chinese have never been tebbly--terribly--interested in deep space, so we've accepted what little we've been allowed...'

'You don't sound Chinese.'

Farley laughed. 'Thank you. Everyone says my accent is good, but sometimes my words . . . Well. What you're really saying, I think, is I don't look Chinese. I'm a second-generation Caucasian immigrant. My parents were British expatriates in Czechoslovakia. They were agricultural specialists, and China welcomed them with open arms when they emigrated in 1978. I was born there.' "

Chinese world 2007 Ellison, Harlan. "A Boy and His Dog " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1969); pg. 18. "The Middle flick was a thing made during the Third War, in '07, two years before I was even born, thing called 'Smell of a Chink'. It was mostly gut-spilling and some nice hand-to-hand. Beautiful scene of skirmisher greyhounds equipped with napalm throwers, jellyburning a Chink town... " [More]
Chinese world 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 21, 65. Pg. 21: "What was so important about what the Chinese did, unless the draft got [you]? Nothing to shout about, for def. "; Pg. 65: "'And'--the pointer swung to the north-west--'while our friends and neighbors the Chinese are as Asian as we are, it is to be regretted, don't you think, that theyhave been for so long the victims of a European ideology?'

Sugaiguntung expressed vigorous agreement. That was not the official line, because the pullulating mass of the Chinese was much too close and much too powerful to offend, but it was one of the permissible inner-party attitudes. " [Other refs. not in DB. See also pg. 99-101, 109, 149, 188, etc.]

Chinese world 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 138. "...'the Pacific bastion'--in other words, a white alliance including Australia, New Zealand and what few Latin American countries were still right-wing dictatorships, designed to contain the pro-Chinese, neo-Marxist tidal wave surging around the planet. "
Chinese world 2010 Simmons, Dan. "Flashback " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 186. "There was the usual clucking and muttering that America had no business fighting wars for Japan or the Chinese warlords... "
Chinese world 2015 Ellison, Harlan. "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 705. [Year estimated] "'There was the Chinese AM and the Russian AM and the Yankee AM and--' " [Also pg. 706.]
Chinese world 2015 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 90-91. Pg. 90-91: "...back in the XXth century... This went on for years, right up to the war between the Russo-Anglo-American Alliance and the Chinese Hegemony. "; Pg. 121: " noting the grief the Chinese Hegemony gave the Russo-Anglo-American Alliance... " [A couple other brief references are made to the Chinese Hegemony, but refs. not in DB.]
Chinese world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 220. "'It's an old Chinese custom, mate. If you save a man's life, you are responsible for him forever.' "
Chinese world 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 21. "'Mind over body is not a theory. It's a fact. The Chinese have been incorporating it into their medicine for years; so have the American Indians...' "

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