Same-Sex Marriage in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: Ideologies, Spaces and Developments

Joseph M. K. Cho, Lucetta Y. L. Kam

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    Same-sex marriage or other forms of legal recognition of same-sex relationships are highly controversial. They not only stir up debates and massive mobilization between camps which differ in terms of their antithetical moral evaluations of homoerotic sexuality but also create deep disagreement within LGBTQI groups (we use “LGBTQI” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex), “LBGT”, “LBT” and “tongzhi” in different parts of this chapter according to the historical relevance, cultural context of discussion and the term that is used in the cited articles) as to whether marriage is a just institution worth joining. This chapter looks into the ideological landscapes, institutional space of campaigns and discourses of same-sex marriage in People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and current developments and arguments of same-sex marriage in these three Chinese-speaking societies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContemporary Issues in International Political Economy
    EditorsFu-Lai Tony Yu, Diana S. Kwan
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811364624
    ISBN (Print)9789811364617, 9789811364648
    Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2019

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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