|Editorial Collective: Peter Jackson, Chris Berry, John Nguyet Erni and Helen Hok-Sze Leung|
The Queer Asia series opens a space for monographs and anthologies in all disciplines focusing on non-normative sexuality and gender cultures, identities and practices across all regions of Asia. Queer Studies, Queer Theory, and Transgender Studies originated in, and remain dominated by, North American and European academic circles. Yet, the separation between sexual orientation and gender identity, while relevant in the West, does not neatly apply to all Asian contexts, which are themselves complex and diverse. Growing numbers of scholars inside and beyond Asia are producing exciting and challenging work that studies Asian histories and cultures of trans and queer phenomena. The Queer Asia series—first of its kind in publishing—provides a valuable opportunity for developing and sustaining these initiatives.
Chris Berry is Professor of Film Studies at King's College London.
John Nguyet Erni is Chair Professor in Humanities and Head of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Peter Jackson is Professor of Thai Cultural Studies in the Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific, and Editor-in-Chief of Asian Studies Review.
Helen Hok-Sze Leung is Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University, Canada.
International Editorial Board
Queer Asia Press Release
Queer Asia: A Public Launch Event for a New Book Series
Interview with Chris Berry on RTHK
Interview with Helen Leung on RTHK (Jul 5 Episode from 32:50; Jul 12 Episode from 30:58.)
Interview with Helen Leung on Gay Radio Hong Kong (English Version)
Interview with Helen Leung on Gay Radio Hong Kong (Chinese Version)
Other Queer-themed HKUP Books
Most of the books in this series are distributed in America and Europe by Columbia University Press.