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By Liang Shi

The emergence of lesbian movie within the first decade of the twenty-first century symbolizes a leap forward during the construction of latest cinema that opens up an area that was once now not formerly to be had or obtainable in China. those movies current a brand new breed of characters—namely, lesbians—as good as a brand new sexual topic at the monitor for the 1st time within the background of chinese language cinema. mixing historicist and comparative methods, this booklet starts with a serious family tree of chinese language gay traditions within the first chapters. This process permits the writer to check a couple of motion pictures separately via contextualizing their ancient and cultural articulations and interpretations during the rest of the book.

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