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Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan by Hans Tao-Ming Huang (review)

Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan by Hans Tao-Ming Huang (review) Reviews 97 Hans Tao-Ming Huang. Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011. viii, 275 p. Paperback $25.00, isbn 978-988-808-308-4. In Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan, Hans Tao-Ming Huang provides the most detailed account to date of the history of homosexual oppression in relation to prostitution and state feminism in post-1949 Taiwan. As the first fulllength study of this historical topic, it promises to break new grounds, shape future debates, and make its way to the required reading list for anyone interested in queer Asian studies, feminist studies, twentieth-century Taiwanese cultural history, and the history of sexuality. Drawing on a vast array of primary sources, ranging from newspaper clippings, mental hygiene publications, mainstream feminist texts, and the writings of tongzhi authors such as Guang Tai and Pai Hsien-yung (and their critics), this book changes the way we envision the place of Taiwan in queer studies and our methodological approach to bringing them together. Although the title of the book suggests a thematic focus on queer sexual politics, it is, in fact, targeted at a much wider audience. It revises, for example, conventional readings of the works of mainstream Taiwanese feminists, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan by Hans Tao-Ming Huang (review)

China Review International , Volume 20 (1) – Jan 22, 2013

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Reviews 97 Hans Tao-Ming Huang. Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011. viii, 275 p. Paperback $25.00, isbn 978-988-808-308-4. In Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan, Hans Tao-Ming Huang provides the most detailed account to date of the history of homosexual oppression in relation to prostitution and state feminism in post-1949 Taiwan. As the first fulllength study of this historical topic, it promises to break new grounds, shape future debates, and make its way to the required reading list for anyone interested in queer Asian studies, feminist studies, twentieth-century Taiwanese cultural history, and the history of sexuality. Drawing on a vast array of primary sources, ranging from newspaper clippings, mental hygiene publications, mainstream feminist texts, and the writings of tongzhi authors such as Guang Tai and Pai Hsien-yung (and their critics), this book changes the way we envision the place of Taiwan in queer studies and our methodological approach to bringing them together. Although the title of the book suggests a thematic focus on queer sexual politics, it is, in fact, targeted at a much wider audience. It revises, for example, conventional readings of the works of mainstream Taiwanese feminists,

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 22, 2013

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