“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Documentary on Qiu Miaojin


Think of Qiu Miaojin, and the first thing that comes to mind is the Taiwanese writer’s melodramatic death; the second, perhaps, is her sexuality. In June 1995, the lesbian novelist killed herself in Paris shortly after completing Last Words from Montmartre, a semi-autobiographical novel in which the protagonist decides to commit suicide. She was 26.

A Chinese-language RTHK television documentary about her was broadcast this month as a precursor to a longer version in English that will be released later in the year by director Evans Chan Yiu-shing. It should encourage viewers to look past the tabloid sensationalism and to focus on her literary talent, Chan says.

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I must say that I don't like her "Last Words from Montmartre". I was quite troubled by its disturbing narratives.

susan, February 16, 2017, 9:07a.m.


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