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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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Queer Chinese Cultures and Mobilities

John Wei

Hong Kong University Press

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.

Keywords:   Queer migrant, Quanzi, Gay circles, Neoliberalism, Middle class, Economy of loneliness, Stretched kinship, Kinship negotiation, Queer Sinophone Marxism, Queer futurity

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