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Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan
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Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan

Hans Tao-Ming Huang

Abstract

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 formation of sexual modernity. Through primary research and historical investigation, this book offers a contextualised study of Pai Hsien-yung's Crystal Boys, one of Taiwan's first recognized gay novels, as it critically engages disparate discursive fields of dominant legal and medical discourses of sex, lesbian and gay activism, as well as mainstream feminist politics. The book shows that the construct ... More

Keywords: Taiwan, queer, literature, selfhood, politics, media, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083077
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083077.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans Tao-Ming Huang, author
National Central University