Written by Elaine Jeffreys and Pan Wang. Timothy Hildebrandt (2011) first raised the hypothetical question: ‘What might motivate the PRC government to recognise same-sex marriage?’ Writing of the 2000s, he provided three possible answers: 1) domestic pressure from LGBT groups; 2) international pressure, via UN human rights’ conventions; […]
Written by Yifeng Cai. It is generally agreed that the Reform in the 1980s drastically transformed China’s political, economic, social, and cultural landscapes. These reconfigurations vividly manifest themselves in Chinese people’s everyday life, including the sexual and intimate part of it. It is observed by many that there […]
Written by Yang Hu. Recent years have seen claims that a “national sex revolution” is well underway in China and that it has “has reached a point of no return”. But according to my own research looking at the views of people across China on sex, this is going too far.
Written by Yuanting Zhang. Sex remains a taboo topic in China, even as the country experiences rapid economic and social transformation. Bombarded by western pop culture, restless young Chinese are facing an upcoming sexual revolution without proper guidance. There have been several reports of soaring HIV/AIDs breakouts in […]
Written by Jue Ren. In China today there is a population of 200 million singles including over 40 million empty-nest youths. As the lifestyle in general of this group changes under a wave of individualisation, so too do the sex lives of these young people. Amidst this growing […]
Written by Lingling Mao. Three years ago in July 2014, GUO Meimei, a then Chinese internet celebrity, was arrested for involvement in illegal gambling and the sex trade. Three years on, when searching for GUO Meimei on Google, there are nearly 8 million items about her and still 1,415 […]