Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in by Bret Hinsch

By Bret Hinsch

the 1st particular remedy of the chinese language gay culture in any Western language, Passions of the minimize Sleeve shatters preconceptions and stereotypes. long past is clone of the sternly puritanical Confucian as sole consultant of chinese language sexual practices—and with it the justification for the trendy chinese language insistence that homosexuality is a contemporary import from the decadent West. Rediscovering the male gay culture in China offers a startling new point of view on chinese language society and provides richly to our figuring out of homosexuality.

Bret Hinsch's reconstruction of the chinese language gay earlier finds unforeseen scenes. An emperor on his deathbed turns over the seals of the empire to a male loved; males marry one another with problematic marriage ceremony rituals; mom and dad promote their son into prostitution. The culture portrays males from all degrees of society—emperors, transvestite actors, rapists, dependent students, licentious clergymen, or even the anonymous poor.

Drawing from dynastic histories, erotic novels, well known Buddhist tracts, love poetry, criminal instances, and shaggy dog story books, Passions of the reduce Sleeve conjures up the advanced and engaging male gay culture in China from the Bronze Age till its decline in fresh times.

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