Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context
Issue 2, May 1999

Sexuality and Gender

Introduction and Acknowledgements
Carolyn Brewer

Reog Ponorogo: Spirituality, Sexuality, and Power in a Javanese Performance Tradition
Ian Douglas Wilson

(To view the video clips in this paper, you will need Real Player, which you can download from the link.)

Waiting for Karila: Bending Time, Theory and Gender in Java and Bali (with notes for a documentary treatment)
Josko Petkovic

Dédé Oetomo talks on Reyog Ponogoro, (transcript of an interview filmed by Josko Petkovic)
Dédé Oetomo & Josko Petkovic

Baylan, Asog, Transvestism and Sodomy: Gender, Sexuality and the Sacred in Early Colonial Philippines
Carolyn Brewer

My Queer Korea: Identity, Space and the 1998 Seoul Film and Video Festival
Chris Berry

Bangkok's Alternative Love Film Festival Raided: Chris Berry interviews Sopawan Boonimitra
Chris Berry

Performing Sexual Identity: Naming and Resisting Gayness in Modern Thailand
Graeme Storer

Spurning Alphonso Lingis' Thai 'Lust': The Perils of a Philosopher at Large
Peter Jackson

Prince of Darkness Meets Priestess of Porn: Sexual and Political Identities in Hanif Kureishi's The Black Album
Maria Degabriele

Review Section


Jennifer Robertson,
Takarazuka:Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan
by Leonie Stickland

Chilla Bulbeck,
Re-Orienting Western Feminisms: Women's Diversity in a Postcolonial World
by Maria Degabriele

Endo Orie,
Chûgoku no onnamoji [Chinese Women's Script]
by Anne McLaren and Iwane Shibuya

Reading Notes

Focus on Endo Orie
by Leonie Stickland

Focus on Krishna Sen & Maila Stivens, (eds), Gender and Power in Affluent Asia
by Anne-Marie Medcalf

Books Received


Walt Disney,
by Christina Lee

Wayne Wang,
Chinese Box
by Stephanie Donald



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