Passions of the Cut Sleeve


Uncovering same-sex intimacy in China – an analysis by Hongwei Bao, Assistant Professor in Media Studies.

For a long time, homosexuality has been regarded as a ‘western import’ in China. Hongwei Bao examines evidence from China’s history suggesting otherwise, and in doing so offers a new understanding of same-sex intimacy in the context of China.

Through historical analysis of the long traditions of ‘passions of the cut sleeve’, Hongwei will unravel the complex negotiations of ideologies in contemporary China, and how they impact on gender, sexuality, identity and social movements today.

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