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As Normal as Possible - Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong


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As Normal as Possible - Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong by Ching Yau
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In what ways does normativity produce possibilities and limitations for contemporary Chinese sexualities? What are the strategies of queer representation circulating in non-mainstream cultures in Hong Kong and China? The authors of the nine original and innovative essays presented here take a fresh look on Chinese sexuality's complexities.

Author Biography

Yau Ching teaches at the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Known locally as a writer, filmmaker and cultural activist, she has authored five books in Chinese, including Sexing Shadows: a study of representation of gender and sexuality in Hong Kong Cinema (2005) and The Impossible Home (2000) (Hong Kong Literary Biennial Award For Chinese Literature Runner-Up), and a book in English, Filming Margins: Tang Shu Shuen, a Forgotten Hong Kong Woman Director (HKUP, 2004), and has edited Sexual Politics (2006). Her first feature documentary Diasporama: Dead Air won Silver Prize at Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Awards in 1997 and her first feature narrative Ho Yuk (Let's Love Hong Kong) won Critics' Grand Prize at Figueira da Foz International Film Festival, Portugal in 2002.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
Hong Kong
Hong Kong University Press
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