Critical Writing Index

Like Mangoes in July: The Work of Richard Fung

by Helen Lee and Kerri Sakamoto

Insomiac Press, 2002

This article offers a brief overview of Fung's videotape Chinese Characters. Directed by Richard Fung and shot by John Greyson in 1986, the tape relates the ambiguous relationship between gay Asian men and white gay porn. In 1988, Chinese Characters was one of 39 tapes selected for an inaugural exhibition at the new National Gallery of Canada. Likewise, it is one of the earliest tapes listed under the keywords "race" and "sexuality" in V tape online catalogue.

ITEM 2002.234 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

No Voice OverColin Campbell

Moscow Does Not Believe in QueersJohn Greyson

Henry Kissinger Won the Nobel Peace PrizeGary Kibbins

Chinese CharactersRichard Fung

Robert Morin

Jean Gagnon

Marc Paradis