"In my Opinion, most Tongzhi are Dutiful Sons!"
Based on interviews with young homosexuals in Hefei, Anhui Province, this article examines the precarious modes of socialisation of young tongzhi(a term often used by gay people to refer to themselves), centred on the Internet and small groups of friends. The difficulty they have in constructing an identity based on sexuality stands out in the context of social norms and roles they cannot resolve to defy, above all because of their feelings of respect and duty towards their parents.
Pierre Miège, « "In my Opinion, most Tongzhi are Dutiful Sons!" », China Perspectives [Online], 2009/1 | 2009, Online since 01 April 2011, connection on 24 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/4772Top of page
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