Obsession : male same-sex relations in China, 1900-1950

Title

Obsession : male same-sex relations in China, 1900-1950

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Description

This is the most serious study to date on the topic of male same-sex relations in China during the early twentieth century, illuminating male same-sex relations in many sites: language, translated sexological writings, literary works, tabloid newspapers,and opera. Documenting how nationalism and colonial modernity reconfigured Chinese discourses on sex between men in the early twentieth century, Wenqing Kang has amassed a wealth of material previously overlooked by scholars, such as the entertainment news and opinion pieces related to same-sex relations published in the tabloid press.

ISBN

9789622099807

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Hong Kong University Press

City

Hong Kong

Keywords

male homosexuality, gay men, China, Asia, same-sex relationship, queer Asia, 20th century

Disciplines

Asian History | Cultural History | History | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Social History