Leaked documents revealed last weekend that Shanghai University has ordered its colleges to collect lists of LGBTQ+ students and report on their personal lives. Citing unspecified “relevant requirements,” the university of...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 24, 2011
A law professor has threatened Weibo users including Yu Jianrong with legal action for spreading “arbitrarily clipped” video of one of his lectures online. The footage shows him besmirching the honour of female...
by Liu Yong | Apr 16, 2008
From Xinhua: Ying Ning, the 33-year-old Tianjin man who became a woman through transsexual operations, got a new Chinese ID card as a female on Tuesday. “I am so excited to receive it after a month-long wait,” said...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 4, 2007
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 […]
by Liu Yong | Oct 5, 2007
From Asia Times: It is ironic that Beijing’s latest campaign to turn the world’s most populous country into a sexless nation coincides with the release across Asia of Ang Lee’s award-winning film, Lust, Caution, which takes eroticism to new heights in Chinese-language cinema. While Lee’s co-stars – veteran Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai and […]
by Wu Nan | Sep 8, 2007
Unlike Ang Lee‘s film Brokeback Mountain’s unsuccessful experience in China, this time his film Lust Caution will be launched in China. Brokeback Mountain touched on a subculture, homosexuality, and was banned from being shown in the country. Similarly, Ang Lee had to edit out the controversial sexual scenes for the Chinese version of Lust Caution. […]
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