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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2018) 5 (4): 638–647.
Published: 01 November 2018
... questions were central to the process of organizing the exhibition A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto in 2016. The exhibition focused on visual representations of male youths, called wakashu in Japanese, who were the object of sexual desire for...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 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: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2015) 2 (3): 525.
Published: 01 August 2015
... article by present-day Japanese author and transfeminist activist Ray Tanaka. We welcome future submissions of translated fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and research texts of approximately one thousand words, not including a brief translator's note. Translations will appear in roughly every other issue of...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2015) 2 (3): 526–531.
Published: 01 August 2015
... feminists to bring about gender equality in education and other social spheres. For more information, see, for example, Yamaguchi 2014 . This article was originally published in Japanese in a special edition of the journal Joseigaku ( Women's Studies ), which was about the symposium ( Tanaka 2007 ). As...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 241–244.
Published: 01 May 2014
....” Translators of Japanese manga into English usually choose to completely obliterate the self-gendering signifiers within Japanese first-person singular pronouns. Who, then, is the author, and to whom does the translated text belong? We remake and even exceed language, but we do not escape it. In English...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2015) 2 (3): 365–366.
Published: 01 August 2015
... studies scholar S. P. F. Dale, who translates a statement by Ray Tanaka, contemporary Japanese author of Toransujendā feminizumu ( Transgender Feminism , 2006), on the neglect by feminist antiviolence activists of intimate partner violence experienced by trans individuals. ...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2014) 1 (4): 559–571.
Published: 01 November 2014
... constellations. The Chinese minority, in particular, has had a significant impact on middle-class Thai views of gender and sexuality ( Bao 1998 ). Southern Thai gender norms are molded by Islamic ideals. More recently, the popularity of Japanese popular culture and the dominance of Korean media in the region...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2015) 2 (3): 519–521.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., a methodology of resistance. I take cues from the role of clothing in social movements in the 1960s, the role of fashion in New York ballroom culture, the use of fashion and textiles in diasporic communities, as well as the use of the zoot suit among Mexican-American, Filipino-American, Japanese...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2018) 5 (3): 507–513.
Published: 01 August 2018
... 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...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 184–187.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Asian Pacific Rim. The story of Xie Jianshun helps illuminate the broader contours of sinophone culture, because its epistemological and historical underpinnings are rooted outside “China” as conceived in a narrow geopolitical sense. It touches on legacies of both Japanese postcolonialism and American...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 245–248.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and mutating viruses. In Cheang's media worlds, sex, pleasure, and play are never freed from techno-economies of labor or the histories of American and Japanese imperial militarism, science, industry, and culture that shape the origins of high-tech global networks ( Cheang 2001 , 2009–12...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2018) 5 (3): 456–463.
Published: 01 August 2018
... best known for his rendition of Whitney Houston's cover of “I Will Always Love You” on various international stages; his sexuality remained ambiguous for years until his recent dating of a Japanese boyfriend ( Mirror Media 2017 ). I have also written about another gay falsetto jazz singer, Coco Zhao...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 433–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Japanese TV productions such as V Is Our Sign and Burning Youth , both giant hits in Hong Kong during the 1970s–80s. The popularity of Asian tourism in Thailand has resulted in a mainstream familiarity with kathoey culture ( kathoey is a term used for a spectrum of trans-feminine persons in Thailand...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2015) 2 (4): 710–716.
Published: 01 November 2015
... French, German, and English, and the Fiction Archive includes stories in nine languages, including Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. The EA has an Alexa rank of 435,596 for overall site visits, but it is ranked 77,327 in the United Kingdom, which has more unregistered visitors to the site than from any...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2018) 5 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2018
... “Jim Crow” apartheid system put in place after Reconstruction ended, or the US citizens of Japanese descent who were interned in concentration camps during World War II. Not content with even this level of repression, the Trump administration, as of this writing, is planning to eliminate the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2018) 5 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 May 2018
... surgery history In high school, I wanted an electric guitar. I didn't have much of a budget, so the vaunted Fender Stratocaster was not even on my radar. Even a Sears Silvertone solid body was a stretch. Fortunately, in the late 1960s, the market was flooded with Japanese imports. I ended up with a...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2018) 5 (3): 464–472.
Published: 01 August 2018
...) are the derogatory weiniang (literally, “fake woman” referring to a man cosplaying or cross-dressing as a woman, rooted in the Japanese ACG [anime, comic, and games] culture), and renyao (Asia Catalyst 2015 : 18). In Hong Kong, one survey shows that renyao is the most commonly used term to...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2018) 5 (3): 487–494.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., as a Japanese folds thin paper into a swan. I have built breasts out of external prostheses. I have learned to play my role well enough to begin to believe in it myself. “It's like theater,” Mom whispered as ze brushed my hair. “Give others a reason to believe what you say.” I started crying. “Don't...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2018) 5 (3): 321–331.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Japanese imperial projects (Hairong and Vukovich 2007 : 211). Moreover, in the post–Cold War period the proliferation of diverse regional networks or what Tani E. Barlow calls “reregionalization” ( 2007 : 286) is yet another indication of the US-led neoliberal regime's continued complicity in the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2018) 5 (3): 298–310.
Published: 01 August 2018
... in the regrettable absence in this special issue of scholarship on transmasculine 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...