Book Chapter

Transnational queer Sinophone cultures

Fran Martin

ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF SEXUALITY STUDIES IN EAST ASIA | ROUTLEDGE | Published : 2015

Abstract

A certain tension frequently arises in attempts to think about queer Chinese cultures in a transnational frame. Broadly, this is a tension between emphasising the multiplicity and fragmentation of Chinese identities today, versus emphasising the ‘deep structures’ of ethnicity and culture - especially the family - that are sometimes understood as a point of commonality across otherwise very different Chinese communities. Exemplifying the former position, in closing her recent reflection on trans-border drifts in queer Hong Kong, Helen Hok-Sze Leung writes: If we look closely enough, we will find that the formulation ‘transnational Chinese queer’ is always already a tautology, because neither ..

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