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ObsessionMale Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950$
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Wenqing Kang

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099807

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.001.0001

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(p.145) Conclusion

Wenqing Kang

Hong Kong University Press

During the first half of the twentieth century, male same-sex relations manifested in five overlapping sites—the Peking opera field, translated sexological writings, tabloid newspapers, language, and literary works. Analyzing these five venues reveals a usable, although fragmented, history. The nationalist cultural conservatives attempted to set China's masculine image internationally so that the old hierarchical gender order was to be retained. As some sexological writing translators also adopted a similar view, iconoclastic intellectuals utilized Western knowledge in efforts to strengthen the nation. As this chapter summarizes the study's main points, the book generally suggests that the meaning of male same-sex sexuality and masculinity were also determined by that of modernity and nationhood, and vice versa.

Keywords:   male same-sex relations, Peking opera, translated sexological writings, tabloid newspapers, language, literary works, iconoclastic agenda, cultural conservatives, masculine image

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