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Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific / Howard Chiang.

Author/Creator:
Chiang, Howard, author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Gender identity -- China -- History.
Gender nonconformity -- China -- History.
Queer theory.
Transgender people -- China -- History.
Transsexuals -- China -- History.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
As a broad category of identity, "transgender" has given life to a vibrant field of academic research since the 1990s. Yet the Western origins of the field have tended to limit its cross-cultural scope. Howard Chiang proposes a new paradigm for doing transgender history in which geopolitics assumes central importance. Defined as the antidote to transphobia, transtopia challenges a minoritarian view of transgender experience and makes room for the variability of transness on a historical continuum.Against the backdrop of the Sinophone Pacific, Chiang argues that the concept of transgender identity must be rethought beyond a purely Western frame. At the same time, he challenges China-centrism in the study of East Asian gender and sexual configurations. Chiang brings Sinophone studies to bear on trans theory to deconstruct the ways in which sexual normativity and Chinese imperialism have been produced through one another. Grounded in an eclectic range of sources-from the archives of sexology to press reports of intersexuality, films about castration, and records of social activism-this book reorients anti-transphobic inquiry at the crossroads of area studies, medical humanities, and queer theory. Timely and provocative, Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific highlights the urgency of interdisciplinary knowledge in debates over the promise and future of human diversity.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction Queering History from the Sinophone Pacific
PART ONE Unsettling Origins Two Manifestos
CHAPTER I Transtopia Epistemology of the Commensurate
CHAPTER II Stonewall Aside Why Queer Theory Needs Sinophone Studies
PART TWO Uneven Paths Three Methods
CHAPTER III Titrating Transgender Archiving Taiwan Through Renyao History
CHAPTER IV Inscribing Transgender Intercorporeal Governance and the Logic of Sinophone Supplementarity
CHAPTER V Creolizing Transgender Citizenship Contest in the New Millennium
Conclusion An Antidote Approach
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Apr 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231549172
Publisher Number:
10.7312/chia19096 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.