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Boys' love in girls' hands : the survival of a gendered youth culture in mainland China and Hong Kong

Liu, Ting


Originating in the late-1970s' Japanese comic and fiction culture, boys' love (BL) has become a transnational genre in which young women create, distribute and appreciate stories of male-male relationships in various media, ranging from fiction, comics, music, video films, radio dramas and cosplays (an abbreviation of costume-play), to computer games. Also known as danmei (we indulge in the beautiful) in Chinese, the genre expanded and blossomed in the late-1990s in mainland China and Hong...[Show more]

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