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Dancing With Uncertainties: Why and How Queer Civil Society in China Stays “in the Closet” to Survive under Authoritarianism

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dc.contributor.advisor Borowiak, Craig Thomas, 1971-
dc.contributor.author Wang, Daobo
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-01T20:28:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-01T20:28:16Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/21678
dc.description.abstract This paper aims to contribute to the agency-oriented scholarships studying state-civil society relations in authoritarian regimes like China by looking into the relationship between the Chinese government and queer civil society in China. Due to a variety of legal uncertainties in the nation, queer civil society in China stays “in the closet” to survive in three different ways: about half of the queer civic organizations work as public health initiatives, helping the government fight against the spread if AIDs among queer population; other civic organizations focus on promoting social stability and family harmony, minimizing the advertising of queer elements in their events; student queer organizations tend to stay underground to completely hide their queer identities, while advancing queer activism in unconventional ways.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Political Science
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual minority community -- China
dc.subject.lcsh Civil society -- China
dc.title Dancing With Uncertainties: Why and How Queer Civil Society in China Stays “in the Closet” to Survive under Authoritarianism
dc.type Thesis
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