Doing It as a Tomboy on Post-2010 Chinese TV

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-446
Journal / PublicationCommunication, Culture & Critique
Volume15
Issue number3
Online published20 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Using examples drawn from post-2010 TV in mainland China, I explore tomboyish images as a sign that potentially subverts both traditional feminine ideals and heteronormative expectations for women. I show that contemporary mainland Chinese TV representations of tomboyism have often softened its subversive edge in a hetero-patriarchal-structured society with growing knowledge in feminist and queer cultures. Thus, while adult women’s embodiment of female masculinity might have been tolerated and even commercialized in post-2010 Chinese society and entertainment, there exists an uncomfortable disjuncture between the tomboyism on TV and certain T identities in the off-screen world. © Oxford University Press

Research Area(s)

  • Chinese TV, female masculinity, lesbianism, tomboyism, T

Citation Format(s)

Doing It as a Tomboy on Post-2010 Chinese TV. / Zhao, Jamie J. .
In: Communication, Culture & Critique, Vol. 15, No. 3, 09.2022, p. 440-446.

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