1st Edition

Keywords in Queer Sinophone Studies

Edited By Howard Chiang, Alvin K. Wong Copyright 2020
    246 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    246 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume showcases a vibrant wave of scholarship that explores the intersection of queer theory and Sinophone studies, consolidating an interdisciplinary framework for furthering transnational research into non-conforming genders, sexualities and bodies.

    Engaging with contemporary debates and controversies, Keywords in Queer Sinophone Studies presents a definitive collection of original contributions, which are both theoretically and empirically grounded and cross-disciplinary in nature. Individual chapters offer an in-depth study of new empirical data and case studies, covering keywords such as transpacific, viscerality, fandom, postcoloniality, ethnicity and activism.

    Imagining new conversations across several fields, including literature, film, communication, ethnic studies, anthropology, history, sociology and politics, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Queer Studies and Asian culture, literature and film, as well as gender and sexuality.

    1. Introduction – Queer Sinophone Studies: Intellectual Synergies, Howard Chiang and Alvin K. Wong

    2. Transpacific – Transfiguring Asian North America and the Sinophonic in Jia Qing Wilson-Yang’s Small Beauty, Lily Wong

    3. Viscerality Choreographies of Flesh: The Geopolitics of Visceral Violence in Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2011), Jih-Fei Cheng

    4. Postcoloniality – Postcoloniality beyond China-centrism: Queer Sinophone Transnationalism in Hong Kong Cinema, Alvin K. Wong

    5. Ethnicity A Queerness of Relation: The Plight of the ‘Ethnic Minority’ in Chan Koon-Chung’s Bare Life, Kyle Shernuk

    6. Liminality So Happy Together… Too: Contemporary Philippine Gay Comedy and the Queering of Chinese-Filipino Liminality, M. Antonio Lizada

    7. Fandom Transcultural Desires and Lesbian Fandom: Takarazuka Revue in Taiwan, Lucetta Y. L. Kam

    8. Adaptation Recognition, Reproach, Repression: The Ren Likui Case in 1947 Tianjin and the Cultural Politics of Homosexual Murder in the Sinophone World, Mian Chen

    9. Intermediality "A Weird Concept’: Queer Intermediality in Dung Kai-cheung’s Fiction, Carlos Rojas

    10. Activism Language, Class, and the Hoenggong-Gwailou Divide in Hong Kong LGBTI Activism, Nathan Madson

    11. Residual The Polite Residuals of Heteronormativity: Legalizing Transgender Marriage from the European Court of Human Rights to Sinophone Hong Kong, Howard Chiang


    Howard Chiang is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Davis, USA. He is the author of After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China and co-editor of Queer Sinophone Cultures.

    Alvin K. Wong is Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. His research covers Hong Kong culture, Sinophone studies, and queer theory.