Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $26.94   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   


Asian American Sexualities works to dispel the stereotype of oriental sexual decadence, as well as the "model minority" heterosexual Asian sterotype in the US.

Writing from an impressive array of interdisciplinary perspectives, the contributors discuss a variety of topics, including sexuality and identity politics; community activism and gay activism; transnational aspects of love between women in Thailand; queer South Asian culture in the US; gay and lesbian filmmakers; same-sex sexuality in Pacific literature; and Asian American male homosexuality and AIDS. The relationship of the gay and lesbian experience to Asian American studies and Ethnic Studies is also explored.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415914376
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell Leong is the editor of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's Amerasia Journal. He edited Moving the Image: Independent Asian Pacific Media Arts (1991), and is the author of The Country of Dreams and Dust (1993), recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literature Award.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction: Home Bodies and the Body Politic 1
1 Maiden Voyage: Excursion into Sexuality and Identity Politics in Asian America 21
2 Stories from the Homefront: Perspectives of Asian American Parents with Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons 37
3 Searching for Community: Filipino Gay Men in New York City 51
4 Breaking through the Chrysalis: Hanh Thi Pham 65
5 Preserving the Paradox: Stories from a Gay-Loh 71
6 Living in Asian America: An Asian American Lesbian's Address before the Washington Monument 1979 83
7 Strategies for Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Spaces 85
8 In Our Own Way: A Roundtable Discussion 91
9 From the 1970s to the 1990s: Perspective of a Gay Filipino American Activist 101
10 Same-Sex Sexuality in Pacific Literature 113
11 Funny Boys and Girls: Notes on a Queer South Asian Planet 119
12 In the Shadows of a Diva: Committing Homosexuality in David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly 131
13 Notes on Queer 'N' Asian Virtual Sex 153
14 Toward a Struggle against Invisibility: Love between Women in Thailand 163
15 Gregg Araki and the Queer New Wave 175
16 Looking for My Penis: The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn 181
17 Communion: A Collaboration on AIDS 201
18 My Grandmother's Third Eye 221
19 Bak Sze, White Snake 223
20 Tita Aida for Jorge F. Casaclang 227
21 River Deep: & All Those Pretty Women 231
22 Grandma's Tales 233
23 Queer Pilipino Rebolusiyon: with ms. nikki giovanni to thank for 239
24 Fascination, Gravity, and a Deeply Done Kiss 243
25 Aloes: from The Country of Dreams and Dust 247
Contributors 251
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)