Beijing Comrades

By | July 2, 2017
Beijing Comrades Author Bei Tong
ISBN-10 1558619070
ISBN-13 9781558619074
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 312
Language English
Publisher The Feminist Press at CUNY
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When Handong a ruthless and wealthy businessman is introduced to Lan Yu a nave working class architectural studentthe attraction is all consuming Arrogant and privileged Handong is unsettled by this desire while Lan Yu quietly submits Despite divergent lives the two men spend their nights together establishing a deep connection When loyalties are tested Handong is left questioning his secrets his choices and his very identity Beijing Comrades is the story of a tumultuous love affair set against the sociopolitical unrest of late eighties China Due to its depiction of gay sexuality and its critique of the totalitarian government itwas originally published anonymously on an underground gay website within mainland China This riveting and heartbreaking novel circulated throughout China in 1998 quickly developed a cult following and remains a central work of queer literature from the People s Republic of China This is the first English language translation of Beijing Comrades

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