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The Wild, Wonderful (And Very Queer) World of Chinese Radio Dramas – SupChina

https://supchina.com/2021/11/04/the-wild-wonderful-queer-world-of-chinese-radio-dramas/
Author
Jin Zhao
My last highlight
2022-09-09
Number of highlights
1

My Highlights

Like *[Beijing Comrades](https://supchina.com/2019/08/27/the-supchina-book-list/#71)* (北京故事 běijīng gùshì) by Bei Tong in the 1990s, whose film adaptation *Lán Yǔ* 蓝宇 (2001) has never been shown in mainland theaters (though an unfinished radio drama adaptation is available on MissEvan), *Twelve Years of Us* blurs the boundary between *danmei* fiction and queer literature, touching on real issues such as sexual awakening, negotiating identities, cheating, and, most important perhaps to the Chinese gay community, the difficulty of coming out to families. The story is based on the author’s real experiences.