Perverse Taiwan (Routledge Research on Gender in Asia by Howard Chiang,Yin Wang

By Howard Chiang,Yin Wang

Host of the 1st homosexual satisfaction within the Sinophone international, Taiwan is recognized for its mushrooming of liberal attitudes in the direction of non-normative genders and sexualities after the lifting of Martial legislation in 1987. Perverse Taiwan is the 1st number of its style to contextualize that improvement from an interdisciplinary point of view, targeting its genealogical roots, sociological manifestations, and cultural representations.

This e-book enriches and reorients our figuring out of postcolonial queer East Asia. tough a heteronormative figuring out of Taiwan’s previous and current, it offers clean severe analyses of more than a few issues from queer illegal activity and literature within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties to the becoming acclaim for cross-dressing functionality and tongzhi (gay and lesbian) cinema at the cusp of a brand new millennium. jointly, the contributions offer a close account of the increase and adjustments of queer cultures in post-World struggle II Taiwan.

By instigating new dialogues throughout disciplinary divides, this ebook can have large attract scholars and students of Asian reports and queer experiences, particularly these attracted to heritage, anthropology, literature, movie, media, and performance.

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