Zhou Enlai, China’s first premier: Gay? LMAO

Zhou Enlai was the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China, serving from October 1949 until his death in January 1976. Wikipedia

The writer of the book offers no concrete evidence.

Ms Tsoi, a journalist who was the editor of a liberal political magazine in Hong Kong, presents no definitive proof that Zhou was gay. There are no lovers with tell-all stories, only clues from his diary entries and letters with his wife.

http://www.todayonline.com/chinaindia/china/book-says-zhou-enlai-ex-premier-china-may-have-been-gay

30 December 2015

Book says Zhou Enlai, China’s first premier, may have been gay

Book says Zhou Enlai, China’s first premier, may have been gay

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HONG KONG — He was a towering figure of the 20th century, instrumental in building the Chinese Communist Party from the battlefield to the halls of power. He worked alongside Mao Zedong for decades, and was revered for his rich intellect and even temperament.

And as the first premier of the People’s Republic of China, Zhou Enlai met with Mr Henry A Kissinger in Beijing in 1971 to pave the way for President Richard M Nixon’s groundbreaking trip to China the next year, beginning a new era in global politics.

Now, a book being published this week offers a radical reinterpretation of Zhou’s life: He was probably gay.

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 unauthorised biographies of Zhou.

Ms Tsoi Wing-Mui, the author of the book, “The Secret Emotional Life of Zhou Enlai,” writes that Zhou’s sexual orientation would explain several mysteries about his life, including his cool treatment of his wife and his careful relationship with Mao.

Ms Tsoi, a journalist who was the editor of a liberal political magazine in Hong Kong, presents no definitive proof that Zhou was gay. There are no lovers with tell-all stories, only clues from his diary entries and letters with his wife.

http://www.todayonline.com/chinaindia/china/book-says-zhou-enlai-ex-premier-china-may-have-been-gay

The new Zhou Enlai book was ridiculous. If that line was proof Zhou was gay, then all Chinese poets like Li Bai and Du Fu were also gay

re that bio, a flashback that still makes me laugh: I Was Gandhi’s Boyfriend

zgllustration by LAURIE ROSENWALD

According to a new biography by Joseph Lelyveld, the love of Mahatma Gandhi’s life was a German-Jewish bodybuilder named Hermann Kallenbach. “Your portrait (the only one) stands on my mantelpiece in my bedroom,” Gandhi wrote to Kallenbach. “The mantelpiece is opposite to the bed.”

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/04/11/i-was-gandhis-boyfriend

Say it isn’t Zhou: Book says , first premier of People’s Republic of , may have been gay.

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PIA archives.Chinese Premier with crew.

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