About Baopu

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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.

Read Baopu on Autostraddle.

“It’s some powerful food for thought.“

-Huffington Post

“emotional, beautiful, and moving“


“Staggeringly beautiful and heartbreakingly familiar, this comic hits close to home, wherever that home might be.“
-Yes Homo