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Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China: Transborder Cultural Politics, 1970-2010

Eric Kit-wai Ma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083459
eISBN:
9789882209329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083459.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book is a study of consumer desire and cultural production in China through the lived experience of ordinary people. It focuses on the complex and changing cultural patterns in Hong Kong's ... More


Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Mary Hamer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Cleopatra has been dead for twenty centuries, but her name still resonates in the west. Her story has the status of a foundation myth. As such, artists of all periods have drawn on it in order to ... More


Sex and Desire in Hong Kong

Petula Sik Ying Ho and A. Ka Tat Tsang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139156
eISBN:
9789882209756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139156.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The anthology provides an exemplary methodological model of community-based research through the authors’ studies on sexual and erotic attitudes and practices of gay men and middle-aged women in Hong ... More


Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror

Amira Jarmakani

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479815616
eISBN:
9781479896059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479815616.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

A curious figure stalks the pages of a distinct subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly called “desert romances.” Animalistic yet sensitive, dark and sexy, this desert prince, sheikh, or sultan ... More


Wu Hsing-kuo —: Subversion or Innovation?

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the first experiment combining jingju and a Western work. It notes that in 1986, seven years after Kuo Hsiao-chuang and her Elegant Voice first assailed jingju circles, Wu ... More


Loves of Siam: Contemporary Thai Cinema and Vernacular Queerness

Brett Farmer

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/9789888083046.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the representations of male same-sex eroticism and other modes of queerness in contemporary Thai cinema. It proceeds from the proposition that cinematic expressions of queer ... More


Introduction

Wenqing Kang

in Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Discussing male same-sex relations in China during the first half of the twentieth century entailes using the wide vocabulary that is often seen in translated literary works, sexological writings, ... More


Indifference to Difference: On Queer Universalism

Madhavi Menon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695904
eISBN:
9781452953656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695904.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Indifference to Difference organises itself around Alain Badiou’s suggestion that in the face of increasing claims of identitarian specificity, one might consider the politics and ethics of being ... More


Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures

Katsuhiko Suganuma

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083701
eISBN:
9789882209053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book analyses a rich archive of cultural texts from gay male subcultures in the postwar period, depicting moments of contact between Japanese and Western queer cultures. The author demonstrates ... More


A Final Chord

Gary L. Atkins

in Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok, and Cyber-Singapore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083237
eISBN:
9789882209305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083237.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Arrested for alleged pedophilia with Balinese “boys,” Walter Spies began serving prison time. This chapter analyzes his letters from jail, his trial, and the media sensationalism that sought to limit ... More


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