Professor Yu Ting-Fai Talk Series (Session at NCU) Reconsidering homophobia globally: A perspective from Hong Kong

  • 2021-09-29
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Topic: Reconsidering homophobia globally: A perspective from Hong Kong  
Date: Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: Room A-302, Liberal Arts Building 1, NCU
ZOOM LINK :https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85339453171?pwd=eU42bmp5akZHTjZYMDZFbTNuRFVvdz09 (Password:j8QfL8)
Naifei Ding
Chair of International Master's Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies(UST), NCU
Professor, English Department, NCU

*Lecture in English*


Reconsidering homophobia globally: A perspective from Hong Kong

This paper reconsiders existing frameworks of homophobia in queer Asian studies by highlighting how they are complicated by globalising processes. Specifically, it formulates a class critique that fosters productive tensions between global queering discourses and a Chinese homophobic order affecting Hong Kong and other ethnic Chinese societies. Based on field research on Hong Kong gay men’s subjective constructions of homophobia, it highlights an unequal cosmopolitan condition that enables the middle-class research participants to see, while excluding their working-class counterparts from seeing, Hong Kong as a gay-friendly city. Drawing on the geography of sexuality and the sociology of class and mobility, this paper moreover argues that Hong Kong is a significant site for understanding multidirectional flows of queer globalization.