Cuncun Wu

Cuncun Wu is Associate Professor and Head of School, School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong. She has published widely on gender and sexuality in traditional Chinese literature, including Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China (2004), Homoeroticism in Imperial China: A Sourcebook (2013), and Drama Beyond the Drama: The Private Apartment System and Beijing Theatre Culture, 1790-1911 (forthcoming).



Pornographic Modes of Expression and Nascent Chinese Modernity in Late Imperial China

The concept of modernity appears to be particularly problematic when applied to China—not least because China’s urbanizing agrarian civilization found itself unprepared for the rapidity of Western imperial expansion.