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Queer ‘East Asia’ as an assemblage of power, alterity, and postcolonial affect: an action note

  title={Queer ‘East Asia’ as an assemblage of power, alterity, and postcolonial affect: an action note},
  author={Po-Han Lee},
This paper looks at how queer politics emerge in East Asia, a context where globalised LGBT rights discourse and activism has provoked state-sponsored queerphobia. This paper applies Deleuzian assemblage theory to analysing the way in which the global, national, public, and private dimensions of queer East Asia are interrelated and co-contribute to nationalist paranoia and queer schizophrenia. Drawing on the field notes concerning activists’ ambivalence towards international human rights agenda… Expand
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