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.
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?
Additional: Manchuria, women and sexuality here.
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