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The Resource Beijing comrades, by Bei Tong ; translated by Scott E. Myers ; afterword by Petrus Liu

Beijing comrades, by Bei Tong ; translated by Scott E. Myers ; afterword by Petrus Liu

Label
Beijing comrades
Title
Beijing comrades
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by Bei Tong ; translated by Scott E. Myers ; afterword by Petrus Liu
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • "When Handong, a ruthless and wealthy businessman, is introduced to Lan Yu, a naive, working-class architectural student-the 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 torrid 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. Bei Tong is the anonymous author of Beijing Comrades. The author's real-world identity has been a subject of ongoing debate since the novel was first published. Scott E. Myers is a translator of Chinese who focuses on contemporary queer fiction from the PRC. Petrus Liu is an associate professor of humanities at Yale-NUS College, Singapore"--
  • "Beijing Comrades is the story of a torrid 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 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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"Beijing Comrades--the first gay novel published in mainland China--is a tale of capitalism, love, power, and secrecy."--Publisher's description
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10481279
Cataloging source
DLC
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Beitong
Dewey number
895.1352
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
fiction
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  • Myers, Scott E.
  • Liu, Petrus
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True
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Gay men
Target audience
adult
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Label
Beijing comrades, by Bei Tong ; translated by Scott E. Myers ; afterword by Petrus Liu
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A shorter version of this novel was first published in Chinese in 2001 by Tohan Taiwan Limited Liability Company under the title "Lan Yu (Beijing gushi)"
  • Translation of: Beijing gu shi
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Beijing Comrades / Bei Tong -- Postscript to the Revised Tohan Taiwan Edition / Bei Tong -- From Identity to Social Protest: The Cultural Politics of Beijing Comrades / Petrus Liu
Control code
000055052407
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
xviii, 383 pages
Isbn
9781558619074
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015019785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945390242
Label
Beijing comrades, by Bei Tong ; translated by Scott E. Myers ; afterword by Petrus Liu
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A shorter version of this novel was first published in Chinese in 2001 by Tohan Taiwan Limited Liability Company under the title "Lan Yu (Beijing gushi)"
  • Translation of: Beijing gu shi
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Beijing Comrades / Bei Tong -- Postscript to the Revised Tohan Taiwan Edition / Bei Tong -- From Identity to Social Protest: The Cultural Politics of Beijing Comrades / Petrus Liu
Control code
000055052407
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
xviii, 383 pages
Isbn
9781558619074
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015019785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945390242

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