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The Libertine's FriendHomosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China$
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Giovanni Vitiello

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226857923

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.001.0001

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Libertine Masculinity

Libertine Masculinity

(p.93) Chapter Three Libertine Masculinity
The Libertine's Friend
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This chapter, which examines the concept of the so-called libertine masculinity in late Imperial China by analyzing pornographic novels of the period, traces the rise and decline of the narrative trope of the libertine and highlights the changing standards of masculinity from the late Ming to the mid-Qing periods. It describes the protagonists and the narrative of several pornographic fictions including A Crazed Lady, The Plum in the Golden Vase, and A Libertine's Story.

Keywords:   libertine masculinity, late Imperial China, pornographic fiction, Ming period, Crazed Lady, Golden Vase, Libertine's Story

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