Imperial Chinese Views on LGBTQ+ Issues, as Illustrated by Poetry

I analyze the unique viewpoint that Imperial Chinese poetry presents regarding LGBTQ+ issues during that time period. Drawing on a selection of poems from across Imperial China’s history, I argue that poetry imparts the perception that Imperial China (1600 B.C.E— 1912 C.E.) was accepting of certain LGBTQ+ groups to varying degrees. I then contrast this perception with historical and factual evidence, and describe what a modern audience can learn from the project’s analysis.

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Work Title Imperial Chinese Views on LGBTQ+ Issues, as Illustrated by Poetry
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Creators Curran McCune
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Keyword information literacy; Undergraduate Research Award; Tiang Dynasty; China; Greater Alleghney; poetry; LGBTQ+
License Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
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Deposited May 13, 2020 11:52

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