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Queer Chinese Cultures and MobilitiesKinship, Migration, and Middle Classes$
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John Wei

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9789888528271

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888528271.001.0001

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Home and Migration

Home and Migration

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Queer Chinese Cultures and Mobilities

John Wei

Hong Kong University Press

In the context of transnational and border-crossing migration, this chapter focuses on the newly emerged (post-2008) queer films created by and for queer people, and the underlying queer mobilities on and off screens, as vehicles to understand the issue of home and migration through autobiographical and cinematic queer homecoming and homemaking. Through an investigation of the heterotopic non-places in migration, this chapter examines queer people’s emotionally embodied experiences of mobilities. The unfulfilled homecoming and homemaking and the unsettled bodies and desires in the long process of uprooting—with or without the chance to put down the roots for regrounding—inevitably become constituent of and productive of the stretched kinship structure.

Keywords:   Homecoming, Homemaking, Migration and immigration, Diaspora and exile, Heterotopia, Third place, Non-place, Queer film, Hong Kong

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