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Gender Relations in Chinese Comrade Literature: Redefining Heterosexual and Homosexual Identity as Essentially the Same yet Radically Different
Throughout the twentieth century, homosexuality has been and remains a highly sensitive and controversial topic in China where homosexual people were actively persecuted under Communist rule. It was not until the advent ...
Chinese Comrade Literature, Queer Political Reality, and the Tongzhi Movement in Mainland China
This thesis explores the development of Mainland China’s online “Comrade Literature” (同志文学tongzhi wenxue), a body of fiction linked to the experiences of Chinese homosexuals that emerged in the late 1990s. The central question ...
Tongzhi Tales in Mainland China: Chinese Gay Male Subjectivities in Online Comrade Literature
This thesis considers Comrade Literature (同志文学tongzhi wenxue), a genre of contemporary Chinese homosexual (tongzhi) fiction, as it has emerged on the internet in Mainland China. Although Comrade Literature first emerged ...