With a focus on the dual pressure of compulsory familism and compulsory development, this chapter further considers the values and pitfalls of the development-induced mobilities and post-development syndromes. It questions the complex and often contradictory figures and formulations of “queer migrants,” the claims of China’s neoliberal cultures and desires, the rising middle classes and social stratifications, the emergence of an economy of loneliness, as well as how stretched kinship functions as a resilient strategy amid China’s ongoing social change. Through a critique of the neoliberal capitalist process, this chapter concludes with a consideration of the extent to which this book may have presented a queer Sinophone Marxist critique, and further envisages a possible future for queer people in China and Sinophone Asia.
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