Chinese Male Homosexualities: Memba, Tongzhi and Golden Boy by Travis S. K. Kong

By Travis S. K. Kong

This booklet offers a groundbreaking exploration of masculinities and homosexualities among chinese language homosexual males. It presents a sociological account of masculinity, wish, sexuality, identification and citizenship in modern chinese language societies, and in the constellation of worldwide culture.

Kong experiences the result of an intensive ethnographic research of up to date chinese language homosexual males in quite a lot of various destinations together with mainland China, Hong Kong and the chinese language abroad neighborhood in London, displaying how chinese language homosexual males dwell their daily lives. touching on chinese language male homosexuality to the vast social and cultural theories on gender, sexuality and the physique, postcolonialism and globalisation, the booklet examines the belief of queer house and various 'queer flows' – of capital, our bodies, rules, photos, and commodities – round the world.

The e-book concludes that diversified homosexual male identities – corresponding to the conspicuously eating memba in Hong Kong, the city tongzhi, the 'money boy' in China and the feminised 'golden boy' in London – emerge in several destinations, and are all stuck up within the transnational stream of queer cultures that are instantly neighborhood and global.

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Monogamy) and conform to a heterosexual way of life. , Altman 1995, 1996a, b, 1997, 2001) and its discontents (Manalansan 2003: 5–9; Rofel 2007: 89–94). Guided by these questions, this book includes three case studies of the process of making sexual citizenship, in three Chinese locales (Hong Kong, London, and Guangdong). In this transnational study, we can grasp the complexity of ‘situated’ knowledge about citizenship and Chinese male homosexuality, and link ‘political economies with manifestations of sexual, racial, and gender hierarchies that are at once local and global’ (Rofel 2007: 2).

If categories of same-sex intimacies are marked by the sociocultural context of their origin, is not the same true of our categories of analysis? Study of Chinese male homosexualities 19 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 35 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 4 45111 And, if representations are embedded in broad national environments, are they not likewise stamped by the more particular social traits of their producers, for example, their class, race, ethnicity, nationality, age or gender?

8; Weeks 2007: Ch. 4; Bell and Binnie 2000: Ch. 6; Binnie 2004: Ch. , Manalansan 2003: 5–9; Boellstorff 2005: 25–30; Rofel 2007: 89–94). Many scholars point out that globalization is an uneven process that reproduces spatial inequalities and differential patterns of exclusion. For example, in her conceptualization of space and place in terms of social relations, Massey (1994) emphasizes that we have to go beyond viewing globalization as merely a process of speeded-up or instantaneous communication and constant global flows, and acknowledge ‘the spatial reorganization of social relations, where those social relations are full of power and meaning, and where social groups are very differentially placed in relation to this reorganization’ (p.

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