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Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China

Lucetta Yip Lo Kam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139453
eISBN:
9789888180141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This is the first ethnographic study of lala (lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) communities and politics in China, focusing on the city of Shanghai. Based on several years of in-depth interviews, ... More


A Smile on the Surface: The Politics of Public Correctness

Lucetta Yip Lo Kam

in Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139453
eISBN:
9789888180141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139453.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter five examines the dominant tongzhi politics in China. The formation of tongzhi communities and the increasing public awareness of homosexuality highlight the denial and silence individual ... 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


Desiring Queer, Negotiating Normal: Denise Ho (HOCC) Fandom before and after the Coming-Out

Eva Cheuk Yin Li

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/9789888390809.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter explores the entanglement between queer desires and struggles with normativities in fandoms through the case study of Denise Ho (a.k.a. HOCC) in Hong Kong. HOCC is one of the few ... More


Lala Communities in the Shaping

Lucetta Yip Lo Kam

in Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139453
eISBN:
9789888180141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139453.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter maps out the growing terrain of lala communities in Shanghai and discusses the possible social, political and cultural influences that have contributed to the rapid development of ... More


Public Discussions

Lucetta Yip Lo Kam

in Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139453
eISBN:
9789888180141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139453.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter two presents the changing public discourses of homosexuality during the economic reform period in China. Homosexuals have been increasingly constructed as a distinctive social group to be ... More


Private Dilemma

Lucetta Yip Lo Kam

in Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139453
eISBN:
9789888180141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139453.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter three looks at the situation of lala women in their private lives when tongzhi communities are increasingly accessible and public awareness of homosexuality is significantly increased as ... More


The Post-Taiping Reconstruction

Gregory Adam Scott

in Building the Buddhist Revival: Reconstructing Monasteries in Modern China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190930721
eISBN:
9780190930752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930721.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the destruction of Buddhist monasteries in China during the Taiping War (1850–1864) and the first post-war wave of reconstructions. The period between the end of the war and the ... More


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