Sexuality and the Rise of China

We are honored to invite Professor Travis Kong from HKU Dept. of Sociology to share his upcoming book, “Sexuality and the Rise of China.” Professor Kong’s research focuses primarily on sexuality / gender among Chinese populations, masculinity, and the social impact of HIV/AIDS. This new book not only explores the changes in personal identities, communities, and cultural among young gay men in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, but also discusses how the study of LGBTQ+ community culture and identity within Sinophone societies challenges Western-centric perspectives in gender studies and sheds light on the diverse gender cultures and social phenomena within a globalized world.  We are delighted to have Professor Sara Friedman, who specializes in researching Taiwanese lesbian families, as our discussant.