Title

Strategic identities : Chinese & Hong Kong queer women's self-presentations on lesbian dating apps

Streaming Media

Organizer

Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Centre for Inter-Asian Research, Ahmedabad University, India

Event Title

Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia

Document Type

Symposium

Date

3-10-2022

Time

8:30 p.m.

Venue

Online Session via Zoom

Description

Lesbian dating apps (such as LESDO and Butterfly) are emerging as crucial sexual landscape in China and Hong Kong. Previous scholarship have analysed new formations of cyber communities and intimate encounters on these platforms, but less attention was given to the use of identity sub-labels, and more importantly, to the ways in which dating apps contribute to ongoing lesbian feminist debates on identity sub-labels. How do users privately feel about this system? What self-presentation strategies do they employ and what are the boarder impactions about constructing sexual identity in the age of digital dating?

Language

English

Additional Information

Speaker

Dr. Carman K. M. Fung (she/her/they/them) researches on lesbian self-identities in contemporary China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Her work explores the ways in which same-sex attracted women in the regions draw on feminist theories and transnational media to conceptualise their own sexual identities and gender expressions. Carman received her PhD from the University of Melbourne and her MPhil from the University of Cambridge. Her work appears on The Journal of Lesbian Studies.

Recommended Citation

Fung, C. K. M. (2022, March 10). Strategic identities: Chinese & Hong Kong queer women's self-presentations on lesbian dating apps [Video podcast]. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/949

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