Skeleton Women: A Novel
by Mingmei Yip

[September 21, 2012]

6PM to 8PM

25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

 

 

Author Mingmei Yip will read from her new novel Skeleton Women, a Chinese phrase for femmes fatales. The novel tells the story is about three women  -- Camilla, a nightclub singer who has been forced to become a spy, Shadow a magician who jumps naked off a tall building, and a gender-ambiguous gossip columnist. All must scheme in order to survive the gang wars in lawless 1930ies Shanghai.

Dr. Yip will also discuss women spies in modern China – their skill, scheme, and fate. She will highlight two celebrity spies, Jin Bihui and Li Xianglan - the latter a popular singer, movie star and who later became a successful politician.

 

 

 


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