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Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Singapore remains one of the few countries in Asia that has yet to decriminalise homosexuality. Yet it has also been hailed by many as one of the emerging gay capitals of Asia. This book accounts for ... More


Civil society organizations and local governance in Hong Kong

Eliza Wing-yee Lee

in Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines political organisation in Hong Kong from the point of view of local governance, and argues that the post-colonial government has continued to rely on structures and machinery ... More


The Language of Rights, Deviance, and Pleasure: Organizational Responses to Discourses of Same-Sex Sexuality and Transgenderism in Thailand

Megan Sinnott

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the shifting and contextual discourses of sexuality and gender within Anjaree and Lesla, two Thai organizations that are devoted to lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, or LGBT, ... More


Celebrity Philanthropy: The Cultivation of China's HIV/AIDS Heroes

Johanna Hood

in Celebrity in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on celebrity mechanisms in China's public health realm. It first examines the emergence of celebrity activism on health issues in the international arena and within the ... More


Return to the Brush: The Polarization of the Chinese and Japanese Literary Communities in the 1930s

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter classifies the choices that each of the writers made in the face of the tensions in the late thirties that led to outright war. The paths that writers trod in the late 1930s, ranging ... More


Political Identity, Culture, and Participation

Lam Wai-man

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter traces the development of specific features of the political identity, culture, and participation in Hong Kong. It highlights the conflicting readings on these areas offered by scholars ... More


From Glass Clique to Tongzhi Nation: Crystal Boys, Identity Formation and Politics of Sexual Shame

Hans Tao-ming Huang

in Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083077
eISBN:
9789882209817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083077.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter conducts a critique of Taiwan tongzhi (“gay” or “queer”) politics through a re-articulation of Crystal Boys, one of Taiwan's first recognised “gay” novel that depicts the underground ... More


Sick and Alone

Richard J. Meyer

in Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Political activism against the government seemed no longer necessary. The first year of the People's Republic of China was very successful. But Jin was no longer valued as a movie icon. Qin Yi, on ... More


Interview with Qin Yi, Shanghai, PRC — December 15, 16, 17, 2005

Richard J. Meyer

in Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Originally, Qin Yi had a big family. When the Japanese occupation occurred, they all split up and they moved into the international section for safety — the former government was powerless. It was ... More


Lesbian Manifestoes and the Origins of Uncle Go’s Lesbian Advice Columns

Peter A. Jackson

in First Queer Voices from Thailand: "Uncle Go's Advice Columns for Gays, Lesbians and Kathoeys"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888083268
eISBN:
9789888313907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083268.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter details letters to Uncle Go from lesbians that reflect calls for social justice for homosexuals in Thailand and for recognition and acceptance of lesbian relationships. The distinctive ... More


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