Li Yinhe

Li Yinhe: “Thoughts on Democracy”

ChinaGeeks translates an essay by sociologist Li Yinhe which reflects her ideas about democracy in light of recent discussion of the topic including Yu Keping’s essay Democracy Is a Good Thing. Li writes that the 100 years...

Li Yinhe: “Criticizing the Sex Double Standard”

ChinaGeeks translates a blog post by sociologist Li Yinhe: In something that both sides obviously benefit from, enjoy, and voluntarily engage in, traditional thinking conversely holds that one side benefits from [sex] while the...

Shanghaiist: Li Yinhe on ‘Homowives’

Sexologist and sociologist Li Yinhe writes about the plight of women married to gay men in China on her blog (Chinese).  The Shanghaiist has adapted this translation from Yawning Bread: I attended a forum that discussed the...

Twenty Most Influential Figures in China’s Cyberspace

In the post-Olympics China, another round of media crackdown is clearly underway. Still, the Southern Metropolis Weekly just profiled 20 of the most influential bloggers and commentators in China’s cyberspace, who possess...

Part Girl, Part Boy And Proud – Jonathan Ansfield

CDT’s Jonathan Ansfield wrote the following for his Biganzi column: Boyish Supergirl Li Yuchun made androgyny a sexy subject in China. Celeb social critics Li Yinhe and Yu Dan, plenty butch in their own right, helped to affirm the trend. Never mind that for women in Mao’s time, gender ambiguity was the rule. Today it’s […]

Only 2.2 pc Chinese women derive happiness from sex! – ANI

From Asia Pacific News.Net: Only about 2.2 percent of women in China consider sex as the most valuable factor to make them happy, a recent survey has found. About 22.5 percent of the women surveyed prioritized love as the big happiness maker, because the word ‘sex’ was still considered as a taboo. Notably, the factor […]

Li Yinhe Launches Free Speech Debate – David Bandurski

The China Media Project provides a fine summary of the free speech debate that flared up on the editorial pages of Chinese newspapers following yesterday’s announcement by noted sexologist Li Yinhe that she is being pressured to keep her mouth shut on matters carnal. CMP translates comments from a number of papers, including this from […]

Controversial Sexologist Backs Down Sex Talk – Jessie Tao

From China Daily: Li Yinhe, a noted sexologist and professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), who is expected to propose for a fourth time that gay marriage be legalized in China at this year’s Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of which she is a member, just wrote in her personal blog […]

China sex experts draw the line at wife-swapping – Reuters

China’s sexual revolution apparently has its limits, even in Guangzhou. From Reuters: Chinese sociologists said that the country should promote bolder attitudes toward sex, but that wife-swapping was off the agenda, state media reported Monday. Chinese attitudes toward sex have relaxed in recent decades, triggering a boom in extramarital relationships which the Communist Party has […]

Photo Series: A Red-light District in China

Text from Global Voices Online and pictures from Fengniao: …In the time since mainland China implemented reforms, women in impoverished regions have escaped poverty by means of prostitution, and in those places there has appeared a situation of ‘smile at poverty but not at prostitutes’. This reflects women’s low status, a decline in women’s moral […]



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