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Girls Who Love Boys’ Love: BL as Goods to Think with in Taiwan (with a Revised and Updated Coda)

Fran Martin

in Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Based on interviews with 30 female readers of BL (Boys’ Love) manga in Taipei, this chapter analyzes the BL scene in Taiwan from the perspective of its social utility as a discursive arena enabling ... More


Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, and Jing Jamie Zhao (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chinese-speaking popular cultures have never been so queer as in this digital, globalist age. In response to the proliferation of queer representations, productions, fantasies, and desires, ... More


An Introduction to “Boys Love” in Japan

Mark McLelland and James Welker

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introductory chapter briefly examines Boys Love (BL)—a Japanese genre of fictional media focusing on romantic or sexual relationships between male characters, typically aimed at a female ... More


“The World of Grand Union”: Engendering Trans/nationalism via Boys’ Love in Chinese Online Fandom

Ling Yang

in Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Hetalia: Axis Powers (2006–) is one of the most popular Japanese comic and anime series in China in recent years. Through a critical analysis of diverse fan discourses and two canonical fanzines, ... More


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