Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Hunting a Hare"

. . . In Chinese symbolism, the hare is . . . associated with male homosexuality. W. Eberhard (1986) notes that in China, "the 'female' [i.e. receptive] partner in homosexual intercourse was known as the 'hare.' 'Hunting a hare' meant going to a brothel to look for a young man."

– Excerpted from The Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol and Spirit
by Randy P. Conner, David Hatfield Sparks and Mariya Sparks
(Cassell, 1997)

Related Off-site Links:
Westerners and Homosexuality in Asia – The Closet Professor (January 26, 2012).
Homosexuality in the Zhou Period – The Closet Professor (January 25, 2012).
Same-Sex Desires: "Immanent and Essential Traits Transcending Time and Culture" The Wild Reed (June 16, 2014).

1 comment:

Randolph Conner said...

what a great site you have! thanks for acknowledging my/our work. Randy