Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia
Edited by Mark McLelland, Vera Mackie
Routledge – 2014 – 400 pages
This collection brings together cutting-edgework by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Japan, and North and South Korea. Chapters also address Mongolia and Vietnam, two countries often overlooked in studies of East Asia but whose societies have long been impacted by Chinese ideas and influences. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations in constructions of sexuality in highly developed (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan), developing (China) and emerging (Vietnam and Mongolia) economies.
Instead of defaulting to western, particularly North American paradigms for sexuality studies, authors reflect upon the complex colonial and economic interactions and cultural influences that have affected the East Asian region over the last two centuries. Both Japan and China have long traditions of ‘sexuality’ studies reflecting longstanding indigenous understandings of sex as well as more recent traditions that interface with Euro-American medical and psychological understandings.
Through looking at regional and global exchanges of ideas about sexuality, this volume adds considerably to our understanding of the East Asian region and contributes to wider discussions of globalisation. It will be an essential read in undergraduate and graduate programs in sexuality and gender and women’s studies as well as anthropology, sociology and history.
Introduction/Overview: Sexualities in East Asia 1. Sex Work in Contemporary Japan 2. The History of Sex Work in Korea3. Nationalism, Sexuality and Dissidence in Mongolia 4. Risks and Resiliency of Women Engaged in Sex Work in Mongolia5. Negotiating Masculinities: Taiwanese Men’s Use of Commercial Sex6. Constructions of Marriage and Sexuality in Modern Korea7. Life as Lived and Life as Talked about: Family, Love and Marriage in Twenty-First Century Vietnam8. Youth and Sexuality in China: A Century of Revolutionary Change9. Otaku Sexuality in Japan 10. The Politics of Sexual Health in Vietnam11. Untangling HIV in China: Social, Political, Economic, and Global-Local Factors 12. Sex Work in China13. The Demand for a Normal Life: Marriage and its Discontents in Contemporary China14. Regional Responses to the HIV-AIDS Epidemic15. Sexuality in North Korea16. The Fourth Wave? A Critical Reflection on the Tongzhi Movement in Hong Kong17. Militarised Sexualities in East Asia18. Lesbian History and Culture in Japan 19. Transnational Queer Sinophone Cultures20. Sex, Censorship and Media Regulation in Japan: An Historical Overview21. Sexuality and Ageing in East Asia22. Marriage Migration in East Asia23. Homosexuality and Transgenderism in Vietnam 24. Transnational Sexual Politics in East Asia25. Legal Regulation and Sexual Minorities in East Asia26. The Women’s Liberation Movement and Sexuality in Japan27. Sexual Minorities Studies on Japan28. Lesbian Spaces in Hong Kong29. Japanese Adult Videos in Taiwan and Hong Kong 30. Regulating Online Pornography in Mainland China and Hong Kong
Vera Mackie is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Mark McLelland is a Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia.