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Brown boys and rice queens : spellbinding performance in the Asias

Author: Eng-Beng Lim
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Sexual cultures.
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"A transnational study of Asian performance shaped by the homoerotics of orientalism, Brown Boys and Rice Queens focuses on the relationship between the white man and the native boy. Eng-Beng Lim unpacks this as the central trope for understanding colonial and cultural encounters in 20th and 21st century Asia and its diaspora. Using the native boy as a critical guide, Lim formulates alternative readings of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Lim, Eng-Beng, 1973-
Brown boys and rice queens.
(DLC) 2013017728
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eng-Beng Lim
ISBN: 0814760562 9780814760567
OCLC Number: 899571853
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 233 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface: The Queer Genesis of a Project; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Tropic Spells, Performance, and the Native Boy; 1. A Colonial Dyad in Balinese Performance; 2. The Global Asian Queer Boys of Singapore; 3. G.A.P. Drama, or The Gay Asian Princess Goes to the United States; Conclusion: Toward a Minor-Native Epistemology in Transcolonial Borderzones; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; About the Author.
Series Title: Sexual cultures.
Responsibility: Eng-Beng Lim.

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Addresses the critical paradox of this entrenched relationship that resides even within queer theory itself by formulating critical interventions around "Asian performance."  Read more...

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"This well-organized book is a crucial addition to the growing body of scholarship on contemporary Asian performance. Lim's writing is fluid and strikes a perfect balance among personal anecdotes, Read more...

 
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