Transpacific Stories

Episode 8: CHOW Yiu Fai

“I bought a ticket and left with only one suitcase …”

Chow Yiu Fai talks to me about his experience growing up in the resettlement housing estates in Hong Kong during the 1960s and 70s, his lonely experience at Hong Kong University, how he went from being an evangelical Christian to penning some of the queerest lyrics in Cantopop, how he left Hong Kong to “have a long vacation” in the Netherlands and stayed for more than twenty years, why he had returned to teach in Hong Kong, and what it means to be at home in more than one cities.

Host: Helen Leung
Recorded on August 15/16, 2021 in Vancouver/Hong Kong

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Photo by Mario@City Magazine