Undercurrents engages the critical rubric of "queer" to examine Hong Kong's screen and media culture during the transitional and immediate postcolonial period. Helen Hok-Sze Leung draws on theoretical insights from a range of disciplines to reveal parallels between the uncertainty of the territory's postcolonial transition and the queer aspects of its cultural productions. She argues that while there is no overt consolidation of gay and lesbian identities in Hong Kong culture, undercurrents of diverse and complex expressions of gender and sexual variance are widely in evidence.
Undercurrents: Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong
AuthorsLeung Hok-sze, Helen
PublisherHong Kong University Press