Forbidden love: incest, generational conflict, and the erotics of power in Chinese BL fiction

  title={Forbidden love: incest, generational conflict, and the erotics of power in Chinese BL fiction},
  author={Yanrui Xu and L. Yang},
  journal={Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics},
  pages={30 - 43}
This article focuses on father–son incest stories, a distinct subgenre of Chinese Boys' Love (BL) fiction, to examine the cultural and political implications of BL in China. We start with an overview of the development of BL fiction in China, followed by a discussion of some representative texts. Situating our textual analysis within the context of traditional Confucian ethics and contemporary Chinese society, we argue that father–son stories showcase a feminine attempt to re-order the power… Expand
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