Queer Chinese Postsocialist Horizons: New Models of Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Chinese Fiction, "Sentiments Like Water" and Beijing Story

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dc.contributor.advisor Sang, Deborah Tze-Lan en_US
dc.contributor.author Shernuk, Kyle en_US
dc.creator Shernuk, Kyle en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-26T04:01:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-26T04:01:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12403
dc.description.abstract This thesis represents an investigation into the strategies used by postsocialist Chinese male subjects to articulate their subjecthood and desires. The introduction explains the choice for using a phenomenological methodological approach in addressing the issue and also lays out the simultaneous goal of this thesis to inaugurate a move away from political allegorical interpretations as the standard for reading contemporary Chinese literature. The body chapters look at two different contemporary Chinese works to help illuminate the arrival of the Chinese subject. Using Wang Xiaobo's novella "Sentiments Like Water" and the anonymously penned online novel Beijing Story as case studies, this thesis investigates the ways alternative epistemologies and uses of history can undo pathological understandings of queerness and create new identities for Chinese subjects. The thesis concludes with thinking about the direction of the queer and Chinese studies fields and offers future points of investigation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.rights All Rights Reserved. en_US
dc.subject Beijing Story/Lan Yu en_US
dc.subject Contemporary Chinese Literature en_US
dc.subject Heteronormativity en_US
dc.subject Political Allegory en_US
dc.subject Queer Phenomenology en_US
dc.subject Sentiments Like Water en_US
dc.title Queer Chinese Postsocialist Horizons: New Models of Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Chinese Fiction, "Sentiments Like Water" and Beijing Story en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US


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