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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


Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Dohra Ahmad

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines anti-colonial discourse during the understudied but critical period before World War II, with a specific focus on writers and activists based in the United States. The book ... More


A Periodical Nation

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter investigates the imaginative space produced by the New York–based Indian nationalist periodical Young India, published by Lala Lajpat Rai between 1918 and 1920. Like other periodicals, ... More


World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth: Anticolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Politics

J. Daniel Elam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289790
eISBN:
9780823297221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth recovers an alternative strain of anticolonialism that does not seek national sovereignty, authority, and political recognition, but advocates instead ... More


Opening up Marriage: Married Lalas in Shanghai

Kam Yip Lo Lucetta

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/9789622099876.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter is based on in-depth interviews with twenty-four lalas in Shanghai and it politicizes the discourses of standing up (zhan qi lai)/coming out (zhan chu lai). It also explores the ... 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


Negotiating the Public and the Private

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/9789888139453.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter four discusses the strategies of lala women to cope with the pressure of family and marriage in their everyday life. The first part focuses on the interactions between lala women and their ... More


My Public Life: 1891–2

Ruchi Ram Sahni

in A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab: Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863-1948

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199474004
eISBN:
9780199089864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474004.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In this brief chapter Ruchi Ram Sahni recounts his role in starting the Hindu Family Mutual Relief Fund in the late 1880s. The Fund began after the death of an indigent clerk in the Railways whose ... More


Colonial Lahore: The City and Beyond

Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran

in Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190642938
eISBN:
9780190686475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642938.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter one firstly discusses the spatial development of colonial Lahore with the creation of the Civil Lines, the Cantonment and the Mall. These areas contained such imposing new buildings as the ... More


Lala Har Dayal’s Imagination

J. Daniel Elam

in World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth: Anticolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289790
eISBN:
9780823297221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289790.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the late work of Lala Har Dayal, the leader of the California-based Punjabi revolutionary Ghadr Party. The chapter draws on Har Dayal’s 1934 Hints for Self Culture to theorize ... 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


Nonviolence

David Hardiman

in The Nonviolent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-19

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190920678
eISBN:
9780190943233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920678.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

The fourth chapter examines the way that Gandhi began to emphasize the centrality of ‘nonviolence’ to satyagraha after his return to India from South Africa in 1915. He adapted the religious ... More


Poets, Wrestlers and Cricketers: Patronage and Performance in Lahore and Beyond

Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran

in Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190642938
eISBN:
9780190686475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642938.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter four discusses the impact of colonial rule on traditional cultural and sporting pastimes and the new activities that emerged, most notably cricket. There are three case studies of mushairas ... More


Bringing Brahman Down to Earth: Līlāvāda in Colonial India*

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Sri Aurobindo’s Līlāvāda interpretation of Vedānta and the significance of that interpretation in colonial India as a vehicle for modernity. It first considers the political and ... More


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