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Pop-culture and Queer Politics in Post-colonial Hong Kong
March 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NOTE: rescheduled from 9th February
Popular culture and the local creative industry have been playing a key role in shaping queer politics and queer cultural citizenship in Hong Kong for more than three decades. In this talk, Eva CY Li focuses on the entanglements and struggles between queer subversion and normalisation politics in post-colonial Hong Kong through a case study of the fandom of a lesbian singer-songwriter and activist Denise Ho (aka HOCC). HOCC was one of the best-selling singers in Hong Kong, one of the few celebrities in the Chinese-language entertainment industry to have come out as a lesbian
Eva CY Li is Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University.
The event is organised by QTI Coalition of Colour and co-hosted by Cambridge Central Library
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