Writing Same-Sex Love: Sexology and Literary Representation in Yoshiya Nobuko's Early Fiction

  title={Writing Same-Sex Love: Sexology and Literary Representation in Yoshiya Nobuko's Early Fiction},
  author={Michiko Suzuki},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={575 - 599}
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