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Article: Sex as a ritual: Transforming women's sexual being from 'human-like' to 'animal-like' in Taiwan

TitleSex as a ritual: Transforming women's sexual being from 'human-like' to 'animal-like' in Taiwan
Authors
KeywordsActive-male/passive-female model
Discourses on sex and sexual behaviour
Marriage in Chinese kinship system
Sex as a ritual
The cultural meaning of sex
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springerlink.com/content/1096-6838/
Citation
East Asia, 2011, v. 28 n. 1, p. 37-55 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper aims to explicate the cultural meaning of sex in the Chinese society of Taiwan with reference to marriage in the Chinese kinship system in Taiwan. Through an examination of how Taiwanese informants talk about sex and their sexual behaviours, we demonstrate that their discourse on sex involves not only the notion of active-male/passive-female but also a symbolic transformation of the 'human-like' woman into an 'animal-like' man. This is arguably the core meaning of sex in Taiwan: sex is a ritual through which women's sexual beings are symbolically transformed from 'human-like' into 'animal-like'. As we shall show, the transformative nature of sex has a significant parallel with the logic of marriage in Chinese kinship system in Taiwan. In other words, there is a significant parallel between marriage in kinship system and sexual discourses in Taiwan. In conclusion, we shall spell out the epistemological implications of this parallel to the studies of Chinese societies: the relevance of kinship studies to the understanding of Chinese societies. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137158
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.243
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dc.contributor.authorWong, HWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYau, HYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26T14:13:21Z-
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEast Asia, 2011, v. 28 n. 1, p. 37-55en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1096-6838en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137158-
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to explicate the cultural meaning of sex in the Chinese society of Taiwan with reference to marriage in the Chinese kinship system in Taiwan. Through an examination of how Taiwanese informants talk about sex and their sexual behaviours, we demonstrate that their discourse on sex involves not only the notion of active-male/passive-female but also a symbolic transformation of the 'human-like' woman into an 'animal-like' man. This is arguably the core meaning of sex in Taiwan: sex is a ritual through which women's sexual beings are symbolically transformed from 'human-like' into 'animal-like'. As we shall show, the transformative nature of sex has a significant parallel with the logic of marriage in Chinese kinship system in Taiwan. In other words, there is a significant parallel between marriage in kinship system and sexual discourses in Taiwan. In conclusion, we shall spell out the epistemological implications of this parallel to the studies of Chinese societies: the relevance of kinship studies to the understanding of Chinese societies. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springerlink.com/content/1096-6838/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEast Asiaen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectActive-male/passive-female modelen_HK
dc.subjectDiscourses on sex and sexual behaviouren_HK
dc.subjectMarriage in Chinese kinship systemen_HK
dc.subjectSex as a ritualen_HK
dc.subjectThe cultural meaning of sexen_HK
dc.titleSex as a ritual: Transforming women's sexual being from 'human-like' to 'animal-like' in Taiwanen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, HW: hwwongc@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12140-010-9130-zen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume28en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage37en_HK
dc.identifier.epage55en_HK
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