Wednesday, October 25, 6pm-8pm
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, it was 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.
Join our book club for commitment-phobes. Each month has a new genre and many titles are available for free. Come every time or drop in when the selection intrigues you. Every text is LGBTQ-related and readers will be invited to discuss them in person and online beforehand.