By Fran Martin
As Martin explains, memorial schoolgirl love tales are renowned all through modern chinese language cultures. The same-sex attracted younger girl seems in either brazenly homophobic and proudly queer-affirmative narratives, in addition to in tales whose ideological valence is much less instantly transparent. Martin demonstrates that the tales, tv courses, and movies she analyzes usually are not idiosyncratic depictions of marginal figures, yet manifestations of a broader, mainstream cultural preoccupation. Her research of representations of same-sex love among girls sheds new mild on modern chinese language understandings of intercourse, love, gender, marriage, and the cultural ordering of human life.
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Backward Glances: Contemporary Chinese Cultures and the Female Homoerotic Imaginary (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society) by Fran Martin