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TSQ (2022) 9 (3): 501–506.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Hidenobu Yamada Abstract This essay articulates how feminist, queer, and trans politics in the early aughts have become a precondition for the rise of feminist transphobia in Japan now. On the one hand, mainstream feminists in that period overlooked transphobia in the gender backlash from moral...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 638–647.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Asato Ikeda Abstract Should we discuss practices around sex and sexuality in early modern Japan as a distinct, foreign phenomenon entirely unique to the period and culture, or can we somehow draw a genealogy and create a trans-historical narrative that ends with today's LGBTQ+ culture...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (3): 526–531.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Ray Tanaka Abstract This article examines the issue of priority that is implicit in discussions of domestic violence in Japan. Inspired by the author's experience at a feminist symposium, this article discusses the implicit prioritization of heterosexual women that occurs in feminist discussions...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 270–272.
Published: 01 May 2014
... individuals in the Kansai area of Japan (centered around the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe). 1 Since then, the term has spread to the extent that it is now recognized within the Japanese (primarily online) queer community, is featured in write-ups about sexual minority/LGBT issues in Japan, and appears...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 184–187.
Published: 01 May 2014
... migrated to Taiwan along with the Nationalist government ( Chiang 2012 ). The Republican government in Taiwan also drew on the island's history of Japan colonization. As did Britain in Hong Kong, Japan institutionalized in Taiwan a highly Westernized biomedical infrastructure. After Mao “nationalized...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (3): 460–462.
Published: 01 August 2022
... association with the epidemic, especially during times of a global pandemic, they argue that we should embrace the viral and the dangerous as a means of politics. Hidenobu Yamada narrates the fortunes of trans-exclusionary feminist politics in Japan, elaborating how gender identity disorder—GID—came...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 298–310.
Published: 01 August 2018
... embodiments, practices, and representations in Asia, despite a rich array of existent scholarship on topics such as ftm scenes in Japan (Yuen 2016 ), male cross-dressing performances in Chinese and Japanese theatrical arts (Jiang 2009 ; Robertson 1998 ), “tomboy” subcultures in China and Singapore (Huang...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 445–448.
Published: 01 August 2014
... upon lead—especially when the environmental spill at Minamata Bay in Japan is most readily associated with it? Also, while Chen rightly points out that lead exposure has been coupled with the poor and lower working classes in the United States, indexing the figure of the black child ingesting peeling...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–129.
Published: 01 May 2014
... queerness of the Christic body (see Feinberg 1996 ; Warner 1981 ; Kuefler 1999 ; Lochrie 1997 ). Discussions of the “medieval” can also extend beyond Europe; while the term originated in Europe, one increasingly reads and hears about histories of “medieval Islam” or “medieval Japan,” for example...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 290–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... partner, Tao Li, and a host of sexologists and feminist activists. Bauer shows, however, that this world tour also signaled Hirschfeld's public abandonment of what had been his mission in life: speaking up for the rights of queer individuals. In the United States, Japan, India, and Egypt, he focused...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (1): 151–156.
Published: 01 February 2018
... the Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the United States of America. Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders . Edited by Besnier Niko and Alexeyeff Kalissa . Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press , 2014 . 378 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 455–461.
Published: 01 August 2019
... for them outside the town” (147). He ends his comparison with the query, “But which was the happier, who can say?” (147). His travels ranged from Japan and Singapore to the Middle East, with descriptions of visits home to see his aunts, Toto and Daisy. In chapter 11, “Interlude Ashore,” we get a glimpse...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 507–513.
Published: 01 August 2018
... to the nineteenth century. As Tze-lan D. Sang ( 2003 : 102–3) points out, tongxing'ai (literally, same-sex love or doseiai in Japanese) was coined in Japan at the end of the Meiji period as Japanese intellectuals translated European sexology into Japanese, and from which Chinese intellectuals translated...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 569–577.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as to a sometime lover in Japan. But this is just a conceit; the narrator explains she will never send the letters. Instead, as Eileen Myles has pointed out, she addresses them to “the eternal, thus revealing herself” ( 2014 : 40). The letters document relationships with women and men. They document ecstasy...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 464–472.
Published: 01 August 2018
... . doi.org/10.1007/s11199-008-9462-y . Wong Day . 2014 . “ Passing and Crossing: A Study of Transgender Embodiment in Hong Kong .” Paper presented at the Eighteenth ISA World Congress of Sociology “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology,” Yokohama, Japan , July 13–19...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 152–171.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., Japan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and Canada. A persistent challenge in conducting research on sex-related businesses, including porn production companies, is that very little reliable data exist regarding sales and profits. Adult companies are typically not publicly traded entities...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 5–14.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and Gender Studies (Temple University Press) has been reaching students in feminist classrooms throughout the anglophone academy. Beyond the United States, important transfeminist writings include Ray Tanaka's work on the intersection of trans and feminist concerns in antidomestic violence activism in Japan...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 658–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-century “China” beyond the conventions of China-centered historiography: whereas in the early twentieth century, the transmission of foreign sexual knowledge and identity politics was mediated primarily via Japan (as thoroughly captured through the lens of colonial modernity), these processes of cultural...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 378–393.
Published: 01 August 2018
.../nightmare-looms-for-transgender-thais-at-army-draft-idUSKBN1780FS . Tikhonov Vladimir . 2009 . “ Militarism and Anti-militarism in South Korea: ‘Militarized Masculinity’ and the Conscientious Objector Movement .” Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 7 , no. 12 . apjjf.org/-Vladimir-Tikhonov/3087...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 78–95.
Published: 01 February 2017
... with what are considered to be more developed parts of Asia, such as Korea and Japan, with the affective labor involved in cover dance emerging as one site for participating in a cosmopolitan regional imaginary shaped by middle-class consumerism (568). Similarly, waria performances for transnational mass...