Gay and Lesbian Asia: Culture, Identity, Community, Volume 40, Issues 3-4
How do Asian cultures construct queer genders, sexualities, and eroticism?
Gay and Lesbian Asia demonstrates the astonishing diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered identities in countries including Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines. Although many Asian cultures borrow the language of the West when discussing queerness, the attitudes, relationships, and roles described are quite different.
Gay and Lesbian Asia discusses cultural issues as well as the unique political position of gays in Asian societies. For example, the Thai concept of phet--eroticized gender--is quite different from the Western view that classifies people by the sex of the partners they desire, not by their level of masculine or feminine traits. Similarly, some gay and lesbian Chinese people "come home" rather than "come out." By bringing their partners into the extended family, they can maintain the filial relationships that define them while being able to love whom they choose.
The essays in Gay and Lesbian Asia cover a broad range of approaches and subjects:
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Thai Perspectives on Proliferating GenderSex Diversity in Asia
Homosexuality and the Cultural Politics of Tongzhi in Chinese Societies
Becoming a Gay Activist in Contemporary China
in South Korea
The Before and After of the Increasingly Visible Gay Community in Singapore
Men Who Have Sex with Men in India
Emerging Gay Communities in the Philippines
Gay and Lesbian Couples in Malaysia
Class and Jakarta Lesbians
Lesbian Tomboys in Taiwan from the 1960s to the 1990s
Film Video and Lesbian and Gay Identities
Homosexual Rights as Human Rights in Indonesia and Australia
Variations on a Common Theme? Gay and Lesbian Identity and Community in Asia
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Gay and Lesbian Asia: Culture, Identity, Community
Gerard Sullivan,Peter A. Jackson
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