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Close-Ups

China’s Drag Queens. Fashion That Is Non-Binary Identification  

Homosexuality in China was decriminalised in 1997 and in 2001 removed from the government’s list of mental disorders. Though perhaps not entirely overlapping, this in turn has propelled China’s drag scene to evolve relatively quickly. The world of drag may be in its comparative infancy here, yet despite ongoing media and censorship issues this doesn’t seem to stop the rhetoric in China surrounding its rise.... Read More

Close-Up: China’s Original TǔKù (土酷) For School Culture — Imitatio Et Aemulatio

China's original TǔKù (Tu Cool) culture. Boasting a look-book brimming with "scenic spot views", the very Chinese phenomenon that is TǔKù takes a more direct approach to shooting images, in the case of multicultural Beijing-born MARRKNULL staged around and focused on popular tourist areas such as Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and Shichahai Lake. “Tu” who now?... Read More

Close-Up: China’s Drag Queens. The Fashion That Is Non-Binary Identification

Homosexuality in China was decriminalised in 1997 and in 2001 removed from the government’s list of mental disorders. This means China’s drag scene has evolved relatively quickly. Though the drag scene is in its comparative infancy here -- and despite ongoing media and censorship issues -- this doesn’t seem to stop the rhetoric in China surrounding the rise of drag. ... Read More