By Fran Martin
As Martin explains, memorial schoolgirl love tales are well known all through modern chinese language cultures. The same-sex attracted younger lady seems to be in either overtly 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 flicks she analyzes aren't idiosyncratic depictions of marginal figures, yet manifestations of a broader, mainstream cultural preoccupation. Her research of representations of same-sex love among ladies sheds new gentle on modern chinese language understandings of intercourse, love, gender, marriage, and the cultural ordering of human life.
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