(China, 1976) studied English in Shanghai and social sciences in Amsterdam. She writes for English- and Chinese-language newspapers, magazines, and multimedia. Her first novel, Schemering boven Shangai (Shanghai Nocturne) was published in China in 2012 and will be released in the Netherlands in 2015. It tells the story of Lan, a thirtysomething single who returns to Shanghai after a decade in Europe. She is adopted and goes in search of her roots. East and West, sex and death, desire and estrangement, truth and deception are recurring themes in the novel. Yue also paints a picture of present-day life in China. She was a presenter on Chinese radio in Amsterdam and at the sex, art, and literature forum of the Amsterdam China Festival. She also works as an intercultural consultant.(WU 15 GR)
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Indonesian author Dinar Rahayu wrote a novel about S&M and transsexuality; the dream debut of Austrian-Japanese writer Milena Michiko Flaartitled I Called Him Necktiewas about friendship and humanity; and Tao Yue, a Chinese writer living in the Netherlands, wrote about family ties and changing Chinese society in Shanghai Nocturne. Three different voices from the East, each with their own style, talk with Remco Breuker about their work, their world, and their identity. In English.