Male Love and Masculinity in Late Imperial Chinese Fiction, 1600–1850.


American Research in the Humanities in China


East Asian Languages and Literatures


This book-project aims at providing the first comprehensive study of male homoeroticism and masculinity in late imperial Chinese fiction and culture. It advances the current field of scholarship on China in at leased five domains: literary studies; gender studies; the history of sexuality; intellectual history; and social history. The project also means to provide a contribution to gender and sexuality studies in general, by making the Chinese data available to the comparative historians of those disciplines.