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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
Series: Sexual cultures
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eng-Beng Lim
ISBN: 9780814760895 0814760899
OCLC Number: 900402411
Description: xxii, 233 sider : illustrations
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 BorderzonesNotesIndex About the Author
Series Title: Sexual cultures


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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"Whereas most scholarship that examines this Orientalist fantasy focuses on the trope of the brown woman, Lim draws attention to the often forgotten brown boy. Lim expands upon and presses on the Read more...

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