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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


Introduction

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Rather than imagining the late Victorian invention of homosexuality as a moment of singular and absolute abjection, the introduction posits the homosexual as a modern agent of neocolonial expansion ... More


The Global Taste for Queer

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter situates Tomas Gutiérrez Alea’s film Fresa y chocolate (1993) next to José Martí’s essay, “Nuestra America” (1891), in order to explore the entanglements of race and sexuality in each ... More


You Can Have My Brown Body and Eat It, Too!

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Expanding on the notion of the primal “brown body” mediating gay modernity, this chapter argues that this brown body (frequently, though not exclusively, embodied as “Latino”) mediates gay male ... More


Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism

Amber Jamilla Musser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479891818
eISBN:
9781479891405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891818.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In everyday language, masochism is usually understood as the desire to abdicate control in exchange for sensation—pleasure, pain, or a combination thereof. Yet at its core, masochism is a site where ... More


Queering the Post-L Word Shane in the “Garden of Eden”: Chinese Fans’ Gossip about Katherine Moennig

Jing Jamie Zhao

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/9789888390809.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter presents a critical analysis of Chinese fans’ queer gossip discourse surrounding the American actress Katherine Moennig, most famous still for her breakthrough role as a butch lesbian ... More


Introduction: A Race against Time?

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The themes and arguments of this book are introduced in this chapter through a consideration of a contemporary artist and video-maker’s engagement with the archive through a practice of “full-body ... More


Critical Shade: The Angular Logics of Black Appearance

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter revisits key debates over documentation and authenticity in the emergence of queer studies, which it considers through the work of a contemporary choreographer who engages in a process ... More


Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota

Stewart Van Cleve

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676453
eISBN:
9781452948935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

For too long, LGBTQ communities—including Minnesota’s—have been maligned, misrepresented, and often outright ignored. Myths regarding the queer experience have grown and become embedded in local and ... More


Coda: Elsewhere, Is the Mother a Place?

Amber Jamilla Musser

in Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479807031
eISBN:
9781479845491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807031.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This coda provides a meditation on the brown and black mother and her role in producing brown jouissance. Rather than a working through of any particular work of art, the discussion here involves a ... More


Crushed Black: On Archival Opacity

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter engages queer and black feminist debates over recovery, reparation, and the archive to offer a new account of the controversial film Portrait of Jason and its afterlives. Taking the ... More


Brer Soul and the Mythic Being: Toward a Queer Logic of Dark Sense

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Challenging accounts of black gender and sexuality that equate radicalism with misogynistic and patriarchal values, this chapter looks to the subversive cinema and performance art of the 1960s for ... More


Fabulous, Formless: Queer Theory’s Dark Precursor

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter enlists Gilles Deleuze’s theory of the “dark precursor”—the manner in which the past prefigures its future without determining or representing it—to give a different account of the role ... More


Habeas Ficta: Afro-Fabulation and the Fictions of Ethnicity

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter engages recent developments in black feminist theory, in particular those that emphasize the pornotroping of the flesh, in order to outline a new theory of fictive ethnicity. Noting how ... More


Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Wilton Barnhardt (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Some of North Carolina's finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the ... More


Class Dismissed

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.16
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay describes how, in the mid-1990s, Berube was deeply involved in his research on the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union. Beyond the reflections and writing it provoked about how class shaped ... More


Introduction

Stewart Van Cleve

in Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676453
eISBN:
9781452948935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676453.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This introductory chapter explores the book’s wide-ranging collection of artefacts, histories, and scholarly work that highlights queer activities in Minnesota. The book gives basic information about ... More


Introduction: Tropic Spells, Performance, and the Native Boy

Eng-Beng Lim

in Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760895
eISBN:
9780814760567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760895.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This introductory chapter demonstrates that while orientalist dyadic formations are chronic and persistent in twentieth- and twenty-first-century intercultural encounters, queer couplings such as the ... More


Cosplay, Cuteness, and Weiniang: The Queered of Male Cosplayers as “Fake Girls”

Shih-chen Chao

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/9789888390809.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This paper analyzes gender performativity in the form of cross-dressing cuteness through cosplaying by a popular male-cosplaying-female fan group “Ailisi Weiniang Tuan (Alice Cos Group)” based in ... More


Dongfang Bubai, Online Fandom, and the Gender Politics of a Legendary Queer Icon in Post-Mao China

Egret Lulu Zhou

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/9789888390809.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter studies the gender politics of a legendary queer icon, Dongfang Bubai, in post-Mao China. In Jin Yong’s original novel (1967–1969), this character is a self-castrated man who satirizes ... More


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