Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China is the richest exploration to date of late imperial Chinese literati interest in male love. Employing primary sources such as miscellanies, poetry, fiction and 'flower guides', Wu Cuncun argues that male homoeroticism played a central role in the cultural life of late imperial Chinese literati elites. Countering recent arguments that homosexuality was marginal and disparaged during this period, the book also seeks to trace the relationship of homoeroticism to status and power. In addition to historical portraits and analysis, the book also advances the concept of 'sensibilities' as a method for interpreting the complex range of homoerotic texts produced in late imperial China.guest on the day must have been appreciated, but were hardly significant in terms of the total amount changing hands: The wealthy ... In Pinhua baojian the villain Xi Shiyi abuses the most beautiful dan in the novel, saying, a#39;Who do you think you are, youa#39;re just a dan. ... the south of Beijing, where they attracted customers with lewd gestures or erotic songs, usually dressed in the latest womena#39;s fashions.
|Title||:||Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2004-08-02|