The Emerging Lesbian: Female Same-sex Desire in Modern China - Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender & Culture (Hardback)
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The Emerging Lesbian: Female Same-sex Desire in Modern China - Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender & Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 392 Pages / Published: 02/04/2003
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In early 20th-century China, age-old traditions of homosocial and homoerotic relationships between women suddenly became an issue of widespread public concern. Discussed formerly in terms of friendship and sisterhood, these relations came to be associated with feminism, on the one hand, and psychobiological perversion, on the other - a radical shift whose origins have long been unclear. In this first ever book-length study of Chinese lesbians, Tze-lan D. Sang convincingly ties the debate over female same-sex love in China to the emergence of Chinese modernity. As women's participation in social, economic and political affairs grew, Sang argues, so too did the social significance of their romantic and sexual relations. Focusing especially on literature by or about women-preferring women, Sang traces the history of female same-sex relations in China from the late imperial period (1600-1911) through the Republiican era (1912-1949). She ends by examining the reemergence of public debate on lesbians in China after Mao and in Taiwan after martial law, including the important roles played by globalization and identity politics.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226734781
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


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"[Sang's] detailed contextualization of the moments on which the book focuses is exemplary, as is her command of a range of secondary literatures--from Western theories of sexuality to Chinese representations of erotic love in late imperial, Republican, and contemporary Chinese sources. . . . [A] rich contribution to our understanding of gender relations in twentieth-century China, global economies of sexual knowledge, and the lived experience of lesbianism in transnational China today."

--Joan Judge "Journal of the History of Sexuality "
[Sang s] detailed contextualization of the moments on which the book focuses is exemplary, as is her command of a range of secondary literatures from Western theories of sexuality to Chinese representations of erotic love in late imperial, Republican, and contemporary Chinese sources. . . . [A] rich contribution to our understanding of gender relations in twentieth-century China, global economies of sexual knowledge, and the lived experience of lesbianism in transnational China today.
--Joan Judge "Journal of the History of Sexuality ""

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