Queer/Tongzhi China: New Perspectives on Research, Activism, and Media Cultures

Queer/Tongzhi China: New Perspectives on Research, Activism, and Media Cultures

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Overview

This book brings together some of the most exciting, original and cutting-edge work being conducted on contemporary queer China. The volume includes original essays by some of the most prolific and central queer activists and artists in the PRC, placing their writing alongside work by emergent and established scholars from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. The book offers unique perspectives by presenting primary accounts of the creative and multi-faceted strategies that activists and community organizers have developed in their various activities.

The volume also presents rich, empirical evidence of every-day queer lives across China, offering a unique record not only of cosmopolitan community and activist perspectives but also of voices and experiences from a broad range of locations and identifications. As a whole it offers invaluable insights into sexual and gender diversity in China today. Queer/Tongzhi China thus breathes as it speaks, providing through its diverse approaches a different understanding of queer China than standard mono-ethnographies or social-scientific documentaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788776941536
Publisher: NIAS
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Hongwei Bao is assistant professor in Media Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. He holds a Ph.D. in Gender and Cultural Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia.

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