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As Normal as PossibleNegotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong$
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Ching Yau

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099876

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.001.0001

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Dreaming of Normal While Sleeping with Impossible: Introduction

Dreaming of Normal While Sleeping with Impossible: Introduction

(p.1) Dreaming of Normal While Sleeping with Impossible: Introduction
As Normal as Possible

Yau Ching

Hong Kong University Press

Most of the research presented in this book is primary research, literally — most of the topics and/or communities studied here have not been studied before. The first part of this book re-frames sexualities closely related to Chinese cultural trajectories as well as drastic socio-economic changes around work and around spatial and bodily shifts. Part two articulates narratives which explore strategies in challenging and living/thriving with the systematic modern abjection of “deviant” gender and sexual subjectivities, under the shadow of upholding, subverting, and/or redefining the respectability and usability of institutions, hence offering tongzhi studies channels understanding of the productivity of power relations in specific contexts today. The last part interrogates the symptomatic relations of sexual discourses to modernity and postmodernity, linking contemporary identity positions and performativity through continuities in representation with largely unlexicalized gender- and sexual-variant subjectivities from a past not too long ago.

Keywords:   sexualities, cultural trajectories, gender, tongzhi, sexual discourses

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