Book Review: Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia
Keywords:boys love, lgbtq media, Asian media, transcultural media, gender and sexuality, political activism, globalization, book review
Queer Transfigurations is a well-edited, novel, and interesting volume addressing new developments in the Boys Love genre. The positive, forward-looking tone of this book mirrors Welker’s final argument that the BL genre has been “positively reshaping the imaginary and real worlds of its fans and others in Asia and beyond” (Welker 2022, 275) and leaves readers feeling refreshed and optimistic for the future.
Jacobs, Katrien and Hau Hau Lai. “‘Send Them to Mars!’ Boys Love Erotica and Civil
Rights in Hong Kong." In Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia,
edited by James Welker, 68-79. University of Hawai’i Press, 2022.
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