Howard Chiang From anti-castration discourses in the late Qing era to sex-reassignment surgeries in Taiwan in the 1950s and queer movements in the 1980s and 1990s, After Eunuchs explores the ways in which the introduction of Western biomedical sciences transformed normative meanings of gender, sexuality, and the body in China. NOTCHES: (re)marks […]
Female genital mutilation and postcolonial struggles are in fact intimately and historically linked.
Many medieval clerics struggled to obey rules which said they must remain celibate.
Nineteenth-century British imperial imaginaries took great delight in expressing the terror of, and a morbid fascination with, hijra bodies.