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Author Topic: Some questions about Steampunk culture  (Read 772 times)
EverYen
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« on: September 29, 2016, 03:29:02 pm »

I'm an Chinese student study on American culture,
when I first saw the picture and art design of steampunk,
I just feel its fascinating and have some questions to ask:

How did you become involved into Steampunk culture?

What is the core of the Steampunk?

What makes Steampunk so fascinating?

Looking forward to your responses Smiley Smiley!
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 04:02:06 pm »

It's not partucularly american.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 05:23:39 pm »

I found some videos on Youtube and liked it. I have been to a few steampunk concerts and joined this forum. What makes it fascinating and the core of steampunk is anything is possible. If you want to make a steampunk costume or write a steampunk book you can just do it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 07:31:44 pm »

We have a culture?

I thought this was just a bunch of people who understand my jokes and like to dress fancy.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 08:11:30 pm »

I'm an Chinese student study on American culture,
when I first saw the picture and art design of steampunk,
I just feel its fascinating and have some questions to ask:

How did you become involved into Steampunk culture?

What is the core of the Steampunk?

What makes Steampunk so fascinating?

Looking forward to your responses Smiley Smiley!


As stated by Mr. Atterton, Steampunk is not necessarily American. It is however combining science fiction with the styles of the 19th century and the period of the "Industrial Revolution." Because English speaking countries were the first to undergo the Industrial Revolution, the United Kingdom is featured most of the time, but Steampunk extends to Europe, Asia, Russia, Latin America and Japan as well, because in the 19th century the whole world was being affected by the Industrial Revolution.

It started as a genre of literature. The fiction novels somewhat followed the style of actual 19th century science fiction such as the novels by Jules Verne. Probably this literary genre is well over 60 years old.

The name "Steampunk" was invented by the literary author KW Jeter in 1987(?) as a half-joke name to denote 19th C sci-fi, similar to cyberpunk being a style of sci-fi.
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EverYen
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 03:09:51 pm »

Thanks everyone who reply me!

Now I have a basic learn about steam punks!
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2016, 05:36:18 am »

There could actually be different steampunk design aesthetics and genre conventions associated with different countries.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2016, 03:46:39 pm »

We have a culture?

I thought this was just a bunch of people who understand my jokes and like to dress fancy.

We have a culture? 

I thought this was the 'Hector H. Munro Short Story Re-Enactment Society'. 
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2016, 04:06:55 pm »

Thanks everyone who reply me!

Now I have a basic learn about steam punks!

Since Steampunk caught your eye, is there anything like it in China where you are?

Are the ideas from Steampunk (fashion, literature, sculpture) that are Chinese in nature but have a SteamPunk twist to it?

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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2016, 02:27:38 am »

There is a creative and enthusiastic Steampunk community in Japan, apparently.

I don't know much about Steampunk in other Asian countries.
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