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Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Wenqing Kang


This is a serious study on the topic of male same-sex relations in China during the early twentieth century, illuminating male same-sex relations in many sites: language, translated sexological writings, literary works, tabloid newspapers, and opera. Documenting how nationalism and colonial modernity reconfigured Chinese discourses on sex between men in the early twentieth century, the book utilizes a wealth of material previously overlooked by scholars, such as the entertainment news and opinion pieces related to same-sex relations published in the tabloid press. It sheds new light on several ... More

Keywords: male same-sex relations, China, nationalism, colonial modernity, tabloid press, stigmatized

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099807
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wenqing Kang, author