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Zhongguo nüxing de xing yu ai (Chinese women's sexuality and erotic love) (review)

Zhongguo nüxing de xing yu ai (Chinese women's sexuality and erotic love) (review) i86 China Review International: Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 1998 Li Yinghe. Zhongguo nüxing de xing yu ai [Chinese women's sexuality and erotic love] . Oxford, New York, and Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1996. xii, 299 pp. Paperback HK $90, isbn 0-19-590050-2. Women's newly awakened awareness of their own sexuality has become a focus of research in Chinese academia in the late 1990s. The years 1996 and 1997 witnessed the publication of Zhongguo nüxing de xingyu ai (Chinese women's sexuality and erotic love) in China, Xingxinqing (Sexual feelings) and Nüer quan (The lesbian world) in Taiwan, and Hou-zhimin tongzhi (Postcolonial Tongzhi), which devoted a whole chapter to discussing the bias faced by lesbians in Hong Kong. All of these studies recount the life histories of a small sample of women. Although they do not offer any quantitative data, and are thus not statistically meaningful, the confessions of these women that they present do give us a glimpse into the changing social atmosphere with regard to women's sexual behavior--and they would be of great value if these kinds of personal experiences could be subjected to scholarly analysis in light of the social and historical factors that help to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Zhongguo nüxing de xing yu ai (Chinese women's sexuality and erotic love) (review)

China Review International , Volume 5 (1) – Mar 30, 1998

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i86 China Review International: Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 1998 Li Yinghe. Zhongguo nüxing de xing yu ai [Chinese women's sexuality and erotic love] . Oxford, New York, and Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1996. xii, 299 pp. Paperback HK $90, isbn 0-19-590050-2. Women's newly awakened awareness of their own sexuality has become a focus of research in Chinese academia in the late 1990s. The years 1996 and 1997 witnessed the publication of Zhongguo nüxing de xingyu ai (Chinese women's sexuality and erotic love) in China, Xingxinqing (Sexual feelings) and Nüer quan (The lesbian world) in Taiwan, and Hou-zhimin tongzhi (Postcolonial Tongzhi), which devoted a whole chapter to discussing the bias faced by lesbians in Hong Kong. All of these studies recount the life histories of a small sample of women. Although they do not offer any quantitative data, and are thus not statistically meaningful, the confessions of these women that they present do give us a glimpse into the changing social atmosphere with regard to women's sexual behavior--and they would be of great value if these kinds of personal experiences could be subjected to scholarly analysis in light of the social and historical factors that help to

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Published: Mar 30, 1998

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