Queer History #22: China and her Dynasty

Homosexual acts were legalized in 1997 and in 2001, homosexuality was removed from the lists of mental illness in China. But long before that, there is a vast knowledge and history behind homosexuality and gender issues dated back in 1840s but has been disputed to exist much much much longer than that.

But for a start, a wikipedia entry here.

Another comprehensive link here which has a section on Ancient China.

A probable notification of homosexuality during the BC era here. and this link here states homosexuality can be traced from the Shang Dynasty (16-11th century BC).

This is taken from Chinese Homosexual Literature here.

A perspective from the new generation

In China, where tradition reigns, homosexuality is no longer taboo. What is the view from those living in the country?
在传统思想主导的中国,同性恋已不再成为一个禁忌的话题。现在生活在中国境内的同性恋人群对这一现象又有什么看法呢?

Link here.

Additional: Manchuria, women and sexuality here.

*RAP’s posts on Queer History are expandable. There is so much we can find out hence if you have anything to add, please comment below or e-mail to us. Let the lists go on.

One response to “Queer History #22: China and her Dynasty

  1. Pingback: Queer History #31: Conclusion; Waving the Rainbow Flags | rainbowartsproject

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