Embodying gender: transgender body/subject formations in Taiwan 1

  title={Embodying gender: transgender body/subject formations in Taiwan 1},
  author={Josephine Ho},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  pages={228 - 242}
  • Josephine Ho
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Sociology
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
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