Li Yugang and His Transgender Performance: Body Politics, Entertainment and Aesthetic Ambiguity

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I have never thought a transgender male character could be so beautiful; 'she' is pure and classical in style. 'Her' beauty has superseded the majority of females, 'she' walks majestically, 'her' smile and glimpse touches one's soul. ' She' elegantly waves 'her' sleeves. I know that I am a man but when I watch 'her' performing, I am absolutely captivated and can't control my feelings towards 'her', and this internal conflict has made me question my sexuality.[ 1]

His uncommon quality in arts vividly demonstrates the appeal of his femininity, elegantly rather than extravagantly, prettily rather than pretentiously. He is more feminine than woman.

This is a kind of beauty that encompasses female prettiness in the modern world. Not only is it a prettiness of appearance, but also a prettiness emitting from the heart,-one of temperament.

The expression and emotion showing in 'her' eyes is intoxicating.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalIntersections: gender and sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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