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Yan Jun’s The Beastly Archives collected writing on Chinese underground music

Beijing based musician and Wire contributor Yan Jun’s book, The Beastly Archives: An Anthology Of Essays And Reviews On Underground Rock And Other Musics, is being translated into English. The book brings together Jun’s writings from 1996–2008 and, at almost 400 pages long, is an in-depth account of Chinese underground music from one of its best known figures. Translator Mark Ge has posted a table of contents plus an excerpt from the first essay here. He is currently looking for a publisher for the book.