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Was Zhou Enlai Gay?

January 2, 2016

Would like to know what Henry Kissinger thinks about this tidbit.


A new book, The Secret Emotional Life of Zhou Enlai, claims the first premier of the People’s Republic of China was gay, the New York Times reports.

“That assertion is sure to be contentious in China, where homosexuality is not widely accepted and where many may view it as an attack on Zhou’s character. Indeed, the book is expected to be banned in mainland China, as are other unauthorized biographies of Zhou.”


3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2018 12:08 PM

    Thanks for comment, Ryan. Have not read the book but, Amen, to your thoughts.

  2. Ryan permalink
    March 26, 2018 2:50 AM

    This book was not bad—and knowing that China banned it makes it better. What a day it will be when being gay is no longer more than if one has dimples or freckles.

  3. Beth permalink
    January 19, 2018 8:51 AM

    The ability for men, during the time of Mao, to be gay and not totally closeted is a fascinating chapter which deserves more research.

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