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IJSSH 2020 Vol.10(1): 5-12 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2020.V10.1005

Secrets Revealed: Set Talk Under Mao’s Communist Puritanism

Huai Bao
Abstract—Memory matters because it documents history “off the record” especially in a culture and/or a time period under state politics that suppresses free expressions and hinders distribution of knowledge. Through qualitative interviews and case analysis, this study reviews narratives by informants born in the 1950s and early 1960s around non-mainstream sexualities during and shortly after the Cultural Revolution in the PRC, and interrogates the demonization of Western influence since the beginning of the implementation of Deng’s “Reform and Opening-up” policy.

Index Terms—Sexuality, communist puritanism, Chinese.

Huai Bao is with Chinese at Syracuse University in USA, USA (e-mail: hbao07@syr.edu).

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Cite: Huai Bao, "Secrets Revealed: Set Talk Under Mao’s Communist Puritanism," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 5-12, 2020.

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