In this Book

As Normal As Possible
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Drawing from the fields of ethnographic and sociological studies, cultural activism, public health and film studies, this volume poses new and exciting challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines. The essays here showcase the work of emerging and established scholars working mostly outside Euro-America and focus on cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. This book is one of the first sustained collections on Chinese non-normative sexual subjectivities and contemporary sexual politics published in English. It highlights the various ways in which different individuals and communities––including male sex workers, transsexual subjects, lesbians and Indonesian migrants––negotiate with notions of normativity and modernity, fine-tuned according to the different power structures of each context, and making new and different meanings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 10-13
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  1. Dreaming of Normal While Sleeping with Impossible: Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. I Travelling Bodies
  2. pp. 15-15
  1. 1 Outcast Bodies: Money, Sex and Desire of Money Boys in Mainland China
  2. pp. 17-35
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  1. 2 Lesbianism among Indonesian Women Migrants in Hong Kong
  2. pp. 37-50
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  1. 3 Tung Lo Wan: A Lesbian Haven or Everyday Life?
  2. pp. 51-71
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  1. II Communities
  2. pp. 86-8
  1. 4 GID in Hong Kong: A Critical Overview of Medical Treatments for Transsexual Patients
  2. pp. 75-85
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  1. 5 Opening up Marriage: Married Lalas in Shanghai
  2. pp. 87-102
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  1. 6 My Unconventional Marriage or ménage à trois in Beijing
  2. pp. 103-110
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  1. III Representations
  2. pp. 124-125
  1. 7 Porn Power: Sexual and Gender Politics
  2. pp. 113-131
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  1. 8 Queering Body and Sexuality: Leslie Cheung’s Gender Representation in Hong Kong Popular Culture
  2. pp. 133-149
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  1. 9 Performing Gender, Performing Documentary in Post-socialist China
  2. pp. 151-175
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 177-187
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 189-194
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 195-214
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 215-218
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