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Sex and Desire in Hong Kong$
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Petula Sik Ying Ho and A. Ka Tat Tsang

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139156

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139156.001.0001

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Negotiating anal intercourse in interracial gay relationships in Hong Kong

Negotiating anal intercourse in interracial gay relationships in Hong Kong

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Sex and Desire in Hong Kong
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DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139156.003.0012

This article is about the experience of Chinese gay men in colonial Hong Kong, their relationship with Western partners and their sexual practices. The body of the colonized is a critical space where resistance against the subjection by the colonial intrusion is put up. As their agency and instruments of desire are actively claiming personal and interpersonal space, the forces of colonial domination are met with subversive resistance. It is in the paradoxical site of inter-racial gay anal intercourse that the equation between the colonizer and the powerful is simultaneously realized and questioned, and that both the enemy and the lover present themselves to a desire that is always characterized by ambivalence.

Keywords:   Anal intercourse, Sexual practices, Colonial domination, Gay relationships, Gay men

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