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Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

Edited by: Mark McLelland , Vera Mackie

Print publication date:  September  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415639484
eBook ISBN: 9781315774879
Adobe ISBN: 9781317685746

10.4324/9781315774879
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This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations in constructions of sexuality in highly developed, developing and emerging societies and economies.

Both Japan and China have established traditions of ‘sexuality’ studies reflecting longstanding indigenous understandings of sex as well as more recent developments which interface with Euro-American medical and psychological understandings. Authors reflect upon the complex colonial and economic interactions and cultural flows which have affected the East Asian region over the last two centuries. They trace local flows of ideas instead of defaulting to Euro-American paradigms for sexuality studies.

Through looking at regional and global exchanges of ideas about sexuality, this volume adds considerably to our understanding of the East Asian region and contributes to wider discussions of social transformation, modernisation and globalisation. It will be essential reading in undergraduate and graduate programs in sexuality studies, gender studies, women’s studies and masculinity studies, as well as in anthropology, sociology, history, cultural studies, area studies and health sciences.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: Framing sexuality studies in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Transnational sexual politics in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Transnational queer Sinophone cultures Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Marriage migration in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Militarised sexualities in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The demand for a ‘normal’ life: Marriage and its discontents in contemporary China Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Constructions of marriage and sexuality in modern Korea Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Life as lived and life as talked about: Family, love and marriage in twenty-first-century Vietnam Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Marriage, family, and sexuality in North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  10:  What’s law got to do with it? Sex and gender diversity in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Youth and sexuality in China: A century of revolutionary change Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Nationalism, sexuality and dissidence in Mongolia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The women’s liberation movement and sexuality in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The fourth wave? A critical reflection on the tongzhi movement in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Otaku sexuality in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Lesbian spaces in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Queer women’s culture and history in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sexual minority studies on Japan Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Homosexuality and transgenderism in Vietnam Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sex work in China Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The sex industry in Japan: The danger of invisibility Download PDF
Chapter  22:  A history of sex work in modern Korea Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Risks and resiliency of women engaged in sex work in Mongolia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Negotiating masculinities: Taiwanese men’s use of commercial sex Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Responses to HIV-AIDS in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The politics of sexual health in Vietnam Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Untangling HIV in China: Social, political, economic, and global–local factors Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sexuality and aging in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Regulating online pornography in mainland China and Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sex, censorship and media regulation in Japan: A historical overview Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Japanese adult videos in Taiwan and Hong Kong Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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