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Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols – Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, and Jing Jamie Zhao


Chinese-speaking popular cultures have never been so queer as in this digital, globalist age. In response to the proliferation of queer representations, productions, fantasies, and desires, especially as manifested online, this book explores extended, diversified, and transculturally informed fan communities and practices based in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan that have cultivated various forms of queerness. To right an imbalance in the scholarly literature on queer East Asia, this volume is weighted toward an exploration of queer elements of mainland Chinese fandoms that have been les ... More

Keywords: Androgynous Idols, Boys’ Love, Chinese Cospla, Chinese-speaking Fan Cultures, East Asian Digital Cultures, Hetalia, HOCC, Japaneseness in Taiwanese BL, Li Yuchun, Queer Sinophone Cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390809
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maud Lavin, editor
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ling Yang, editor
Xiamen University

Jing Jamie Zhao, editor
University of Warwick