The Sexual in Chinese Sociology: Homosexuality Studies in Contemporary China

  title={The Sexual in Chinese Sociology: Homosexuality Studies in Contemporary China},
  author={Travis S K Kong},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={495 - 514}
  • T. Kong
  • Published 1 August 2016
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Review
Through a meta-literature review, this paper examines the changing contours of Chinese sociology of homosexuality in contemporary China. It unfolds the different theoretical orientations and methodologies that construct the modern male homosexual subject under major socio-economic and political changes. Chinese sociology of homosexuality started in the reform era and has been dominated by Western knowledge production and the political ideology of the communist party-state. Fused with the bio… 
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