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Post-Oppositional Queer Politics and the Non-confrontational Negotiation of Queer Desires in Contemporary China

Abstract The meaning of sexuality is not only specific to particular time periods in history; it is also culturally specific. Informed by transnationalism, queer of color critique, postcolonial feminism, and public sphere theory, my dissertation investigates the complex dynamic between what I call "Chinese queer subjects" and their bio-genetic families in a time of queer globalization. By centering the life experiences of Chinese queer subjects through interviewing and rhetorical analysis, this project intervenes in the teleological discourse of "coming out" that is circulated both in transnational LGBT movements and within academia. Through a materialist analysis of the "coming out" discourse in mainland China, I revea... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Huang, Shuzhen (Author) / Brouwer, Daniel C. (Advisor) / Quan, H. L. T. (Committee member) / Martinez, Jacqueline (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Gender studies / Coming out / Marriage / Postcolonial / Queer globalization / Sexuality / Silence
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 251 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Communication Studies 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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