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Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life

Denise Tse-Shang Tang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083015
eISBN:
9789882209855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083015.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Dense living conditions in Hong Kong do not provide much privacy for lesbians and other sexual minorities living with their families. As a result, lesbians often locate alternative spaces to develop ... More


As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Ching Yau

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume poses new challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines. Issues related to sexuality have ... More


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

Peter A. Jackson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Thai capital Bangkok is the unrivalled centre of the country's gay, lesbian, and transgender communities. These communities are among the largest in Southeast Asia, and indeed in the world, and ... More


Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan

Hans Tao-Ming Huang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083077
eISBN:
9789882209817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083077.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Examining the deployments of gender and sexuality over the past five decades in Taiwan, this book chronicles a queer historiography that illuminates the production of sexual identities and the ... More


Capitalism, LGBT Activism, and Queer Autonomy in Thailand

Peter A. Jackson

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/9789888083046.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Queer Bangkok has been much more influenced by, and become a source of influences for, gay Asia than the gay West. This chapter argues that at the same time that capitalism provides avenues of ... More


Queer Bangkok after the Millennium: Beyond Twentieth-Century Paradigms

Peter A. Jackson

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/9789888083046.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines the roles of the market and the media, notably cinema and the Internet, in the recent transformations of Bangkok's queer communities. It considers the ambiguous consequences that ... More


Bangkok's Early Twenty-First-Century Queer Boom

Peter A. Jackson

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/9789888083046.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter compares the boom in Bangkok queer cultures over the past decade with the sense of decline in some Western lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) scenes. It also examines the political, ... More


Introduction: Ways of Knowing Japan's Queer Culture

Katsuhiko Suganuma and Siu-lun Wong

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083701
eISBN:
9789882209053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 1 sketches some major themes that this book explores, and also contextualises them in the relationship between Japan and the West. The chapter also provides readers with the discussions of ... More


My Unconventional Marriage or ménage à trois in Beijing

Xiaopei He

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides a narrative of the author's performance and retraces her unique tactics of setting an admirable example in turning the institution of heterosexual, monogamous, and monosexual ... More


Back in the Spotlight: The Cinematic Regime of Representation of Kathoeys and Gay Men in Thailand

Serhat Ünaldi

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/9789888083046.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines queer representation in Thai cinema and the possibilities for the emergence of a movie scene that better reflects the diversity of queer life in Thailand. It examines movies ... 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


Bangkok's Beautiful Men: Images of Thai Liberality in an Indonesian Gay Novel

Ben Murtagh

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/9789888083046.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the Indonesian novel Lelaki terindah (The most beautiful man) by Andrei Aksana (2004). Lelaki terindah is part of a noticeable recent growth in Indonesian writing on same-sex ... 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


Conclusion: On Cross-Cultural Contacts and Queer Desire

Katsuhiko Suganuma and Siu-lun Wong

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083701
eISBN:
9789882209053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 7 discusses the future implications as well as the challenges provoked by the research findings of this book. Drawing on Elspeth Probyn's concept of the desire to ‘belong’, the chapter ... More


Both Contagion and Cure: Queer Politics in the Global City-State

Simon Obendorf

in Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The writer uses international relations studies to examine the contradictions between the official representation of queer lifestyles in Singapore's narratives of global city developments, and the ... More


Queer Faith: Reading Promiscuity and Race in the Secular Love Tradition

Melissa E. Sanchez

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479871872
eISBN:
9781479834044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871872.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

It is a common observation that dominant US secular culture retains the stamp of seventeenth-century Protestantism. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the veneration of monogamous coupledom, an ... More


Introduction

Amy Sueyoshi

in Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834975
eISBN:
9780824870683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834975.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines the confluence of race, sexuality, gender, and nation in the intimate relationships of Yone Noguchi. From his expression of impassioned love to Charles Warren Stoddard to his ... More


How to Bring Singaporeans Up Straight (1960s–1990s)

Aaron K. H. Ho

in Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides the writer's Foucauldian account of cultural and sexual history uses three case studies in public health, racial science and the aesthetic movement to compare Victorian Britain ... More


The Negative Dialectics of Homonationalism, or Singapore English Newspapers and Queer World-Making

Jun Zubillaga-Pow

in Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Exploring archives of a conservative English-language print media alongside the impact of a nationalist politics directed against homosexuals in Singapore, the writer uses a ‘queer world-making’ ... More


Impossible Presence: Toward a Queer Singapore Cinema, 1990s–2000s

Kenneth Chan

in Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The writer frames his analysis of Kan Lume and Loo Zihan's feature length film Solos (2007) with a historical overview of the representation of queer sexualities in new Singaporean cinema. This ... More


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