Title: After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China
Author: Howard Chiang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
This book was a kind donation from the author.
Howard Chiang chases the genealogy of sexual knowledge in China from the demise of eunuchism to the emergence of transsexuality. Ranging from anticastration discourses in the Qing era to sex-reassignment surgeries in Taiwan in the 1950s and queer movements in the 1980s and 1990s, he explores the ways the introduction of Western biomedical sciences transformed normative meanings of gender, sexuality, and the body in China. Theoretically sophisticated and far-reaching, After Eunuchs is an innovative contribution to the history and philosophy of science, as well as queer and Sinophone studies.