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Book Announcement: Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia

Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia Edited by James Welker The boys love (BL) genre was created for girls and women by young female manga (comic) artists in early 1970s Japan to challenge oppressive gender and sexual norms. Over … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo

Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo Thomas Baudinette Shinjuku Ni-chōme is a nightlife district in central Tokyo filled with bars and clubs targeting the city’s gay male community. Typically understood as a “safe space” where … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Tales of Idolized Boys: Male-Male Love in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Narratives

Tales of Idolized Boys: Male-Male Love in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Narratives Sachi Schmidt-Hori In medieval Japan (14th–16th centuries), it was customary for elite families to entrust their young sons to the care of renowned Buddhist priests from whom they received … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Mechademia: Second Arc, vol 13.1: Queer(ing)

CFP: Mechademia: Second Arc, Vol. 13.1: Queer(ing), guest ed. James Welker (due 1 June 2019; published spring 2020) Japanese manga, anime, and games culture is associated with excessive sexuality and gender-bending that have unsettled cultural norms in multiple, often queer, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Queering the Transpacific: Asian American, American and Asian Queer Studies

In an era of neo-nationalism and the waning of Pax Americana, Asia ascends and transpacific tensions rise,evident in both Obama’s Pivot to Asia and Trump’s America First policies.  A post-national Asian/American studies is thinking more robustly about transpacific relations that pay more … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Poems of Penisist by Takahashi Mutsuo

POEMS OF A PENISIST A collection of homoerotic poetry by one of Japan’s most prominent poets By Mutsuo Takahashi Translated by Hiroaki Sato, with introduction by Burton Watson University of Minnesota Press | 128 pages ISBN 978-0-8166-7972-0 | paperback | … Continue reading

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