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Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous IdolsQueer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan$
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Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, and Jing Jamie Zhao

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390809

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.001.0001

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Hong Kong–based Fans of Mainland Idol Li Yuchun

Hong Kong–based Fans of Mainland Idol Li Yuchun

Elective Belonging, Gender Ambiguity, and Rooted Cosmopolitanism

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(p.157) 8 Hong Kong–based Fans of Mainland Idol Li Yuchun
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Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols
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Maud Lavin

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0009

The more than 30 percent of Hong Kong residents born in Mainland China often face discrimination in their daily lives. This essay explores how those of this group who are fans and followers of Mainland singing star Li Yuchun use their participation in the fandom to build multiple senses of belonging that can help negotiate such tensions. Li Yuchun’s persona as a fresh face of China, cosmopolitan and gender ambiguous, and thus a new “new woman,” has a particular appeal to her Hong Kong–based female fans who are Mainland-born.

Keywords:   Acafans, Cross-border Fandoms, Hong Kong Fans, Hong Kong Residents from the Mainland, Li Yuchun

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