Baopu is a comic by New York-based Yao Xiao exploring the poetics of searching for identities, connections and friendships through the fictional life of a young, queer emigrant, Baopu.
Baopu stands for ‘holding simplicity,’
a Taoist ideal of wishing to return to a simpler state.
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