The Incense Burner of Lust


Can a woman use her body in exchange for power?
Adapation of the classic Taiwanese poltical erotic novel



Dala Publishing Company
Publication Date
Oct, 2022
Volume/ Episode
1 (END)
170x230mm/ 224 pages/ paperback
Adaptation of the classic political erotic novel by Taiwanese author Li Ang
In a male-dominated political stage, Lin Li-Tzu uses her body in exchange for power, successfully entered the Legislative Yuan as a woman. Men treat her as gossip after meals, and women's groups deemed her as a disgrace while talking about how to get men to hand over their powers. How should “using a woman's body to subvert men” be viewed? If “sexy” is a show, are women's “chastity” and “grief” also a form of a show?
Exposing the harsh reality of the society, politics, and human nature
“Can a woman use her body in exchange for power?”
Selling Points
(1) Adapted from a Classic Taiwanese Political Erotic Novel
Li Ang(李昂), Lau Kwong Shing(柳廣成)
About the Author
Li Ang
Born in the town of Lukang, Changhua County, Taiwan, she received a bachelor's degree from the Department of Philosophy in Chinese Culture University and a master's degree from the Department of Theatre Arts in the University of Oregon. She has been a faculty member of Chinese Culture University for many years. The great Japanese novelist Oe Kenzaburo, who was a recipient of the Nobel laureates in Literature, praised Li Ang, remarking that in his mind, she is “One of the two most important (Chinese) female writers from the end of the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st century.”
Her works has also been praised across the globe. Specifically, the New York Times of the United States, Yomiuri Shimbun of Japan, and Le Monde of France have all reviewed her previous works. Her novel “The Butcher's Wife” has been translated and released in many countries and regions, which includes: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, Poland, and South Korea; “The Lost Garden” has been translated and published in English, French, and Japanese, with the Ethiopia version soon to be released as well; “Autobiography: A Novel” is published in Japan; “The Dark Night” has been published in France; “Visible Ghosts” has been published in Germany and Switzerland; Parts of “Beigang Incense Burner of Lust” has been published in Japan and France; “Rouged Sacrifice” has been adapted into a stage play and performed in Germany and Austria; “An Erotic Feast For Lovebirds” will soon be published in France.

Planner Profile
Department of Taiwanese Literature, Providence University
The Department of Taiwanese Literature of Providence University, which was established in 2003, is a special major dedicated to innovating traditions and emphasizing on cross-field development. Through the use of the most local vision, the major focuses on promoting the most creative style that is unique to Taiwan. With an eclectic and frameless mindset, the department sets out to create a new humanities professional education system which possesses theory and practice, research and creation, as well as integrates learning and usage.

Illustrator Profile
Having grown up in Kyoto of Japan, Lau Kwong Shing was deeply influenced by the local manga culture. After moving back to Hong Kong, he studied in the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He had collaborated with Dutch indie game studio “Rusty Lake” to release the game “Cube Escape: Paradox”. During the “Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement,” he made impactful and memorable expressions through comic strips published both on MingBao as well as his various social media platforms, which has since been collected and published as a single volume book, titled: “The Fallen City: Hong Kong” and will soon be translated and published in France. Additionally, he had published “Fantaisie Ordinaire” in France, depicting the ordinary story of the encounter of a man and a woman. In this book, text are replaced with sheet music, making this title rich with illustrations and music.
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