Gay Shanghai

The Shanghai Beat is a new Danwei TV show hosted by Adam Schokora and covering life in Shanghai. The first episode is about gay nightlife and concludes with a music video of the band Banana Monkey. Watch it on Youtube and Brightcove for fast loading outside China.

More about this episode:

Gay Shanghai

Featured Band: Banana Monkey, performing “Drunk Daddy”

In this episode, Adam spends the evening exploring all things gay in Shanghai with local scene queen, Comrade Yutian, a self-proclaimed expert on queer Shanghai. The show also features a performance by the Shanghainese band Banana Monkey, shot in their rehearsal studio in early September.

Feel free to interact with the show by leaving comments here on Danwei or pinging any of the contact details listed toward the end of the episode.


Written, shot, edited and produced by Adam Schokora and Ginger Xiang. Special thanks to:


Chi Heng Foundation

Hot Water Bottle



• Stay tuned for episode 2: an interview with the founders of Neocha, an online networking platform bringing together China’s creative communities, with musical guest Hard Queen.

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