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Chinese Trans* Dilemma in EU and Book Launch


5 aug. 2024
5 aug. 2024


Pan-EU Rainbow Chinese


Statiestraat 139, 2600 Antwerpen, Belgium

PERC Pride Festival 2024 will be taking place in Antwerp, Belgium, in conjunction with the official Antwerp Pridel.


Here is the first event:

Chinese trans* dilemma in EU, speaker: Han

Book Launch: The Passion of the Rabbit God, poems by Hongwei Bao


Join us to meet a group of activists and scholars! To learn about the situation of the Chinese trans community in Europe, and listen to the latest poetry about Asian queer identity.



6pm-6.15pm Register, social.

6.15pm-7.30pm Chinese trans* dilemma in EU + Q&A

10 mins break

7.40pm-8.40pm Book Launch: The Passion of the Rabbit God + Q&A


Date: 6pm-9pm, Monday 5th August 2024.

Location: Kifkif, Statiestraat 139, 2600 Berchem, Antwerpen


Free entry, registration required.

All are welcome.



The Passion of the Rabbit God by Hongwei Bao

Published in 2024 by Valley Press

The Rabbit God: protector of queer hearts across East Asia. Can this ancient myth help rewrite our tomorrows?

Hongwei Bao’s debut collection charts an emotional journey through centuries and between nations, with the poet’s own migration from Inner Mongolia to Nottingham offering a unique, fascinating perspective through which to examine Asian and queer identity.

These are poems which hop energetically over any and all borders. Scenes of everyday heartache give way to fireworks of rage and joy, while intimate examinations of relationships and desire sit alongside politically charged pieces – as the poet contrasts injustices from ancient China with those from present-day England.

In verses alive with longing and resistance, Bao’s poems ask: what does it mean to love, defy, and bloom as a queer, Asian soul in our ever-changing world?


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