I have quoted articles talking about the Japanese and Western influences on Chinese fandom and this paper talks about a third main influence.
The emergence of Chinese fanfic is linked to the rise of online ACG forums and popular access to the Internet in China in late 1990s. While in the main heavily influenced by Japanese ACG and increasingly by Western popular culture such as the Harry Potter series, Chinese fanfic has also followed the indigenous Chinese tradition of writing sequels to well-known classical novels. Many fanfic stories which are set in premodern China, draw on classical literary references and narrative traditions (Wang 2008).Ling Yang & Hongwei Bao (2012) QUEERLY INTIMATE:, Cultural Studies,
26:6, 842-871, DOI: 10.1080/09502386.2012.679286
Wang, Z. (2008) Tongren De Shijie: Dui Yizhong Wangluo Xiaozhong Wenhua De
Yanjiu (the World of Do¯jin: A Study of a Minority Online Culture), Beijing,