Gay and Lesbian Blogs in China: Rhetoric of Reversed Silence in Cyberspace

Yowei Kang; Yang, Kenneth C. C.
January 2009
China Media Research;Jan2009, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
The emergence of blog technology has created a less oppressive rhetorical borderland where marginalized voices can be spoken and heard. In this study, we examined the characteristics of blog technology and its function as a facilitator of reversed silence rhetoric among homosexual people in China. We conducted comparative textual analyses of blog posts selected from homosexual blogs and bloggers in China to examine rhetorical features of reversed silence rhetoric on blogs. Ramifications of blog technology to facilitate the emerging rhetorical practices are discussed. discussed. [China Media Research. 2009; 5(1): 21-27]


Related Articles

  • INSIGHT. Dieter, Newt // Advocate;1/11/78, Issue 232, p11 

    Focuses on ways in which parents can be made to understand and accept homosexuality of their children. Reasons for the difficulty faced by parents in coming to terms with the homosexuality of their children; Organizations that can help parents in accepting their gay children; Books on gays that...

  • SO THEY SAY.  // Advocate;2/2/88, Issue 491, p20 

    Presents famous people's quotes and views on issues about homosexuality. Presidential candidate Jack Kemp's position on gay teachers.

  • NEWSFRONT: CALIFORNIA.  // Advocate;2/2/88, Issue 491, p22 

    Presents news of interest for gays in California as of February 2, 1988. Plans by New York Life Insurance Co. to increase AIDS screening for customers in California; Approval of an ordinance by the Riverside City Council that prohibits discrimination against people with AIDS.

  • NEWSFRONT: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.  // Advocate;2/2/88, Issue 491, p22 

    Presents news of interest for gays in Washington, D.C. as of February 2, 1988. Plans to distribute the surplus funds raised during a January march.

  • NEWSFRONT: MAINE.  // Advocate;2/2/88, Issue 491, p23 

    Presents news of interest for gays in Maine as of February 2, 1988. Decision by state Attorney General James Tierney to reverse his anti-gay position; Plans by gay clergy Rose Mary Denman to become a pastor at a Unitarian University church.

  • NEWSFRONT: MASSACHUSETTS.  // Advocate;2/2/88, Issue 491, p24 

    Presents news of interest for gays in Massachusetts as of February 2, 1988. Complaint filed by an openly gay public school teacher in Cambridge against a colleague he accused of homophobic harassment; Rejection of a resolution by the representatives of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts...

  • NEWSFRONT: NORTH CAROLINA.  // Advocate;2/2/88, Issue 491, p24 

    Presents news of interest for gays in North Carolina as of February 2, 1988. Protest staged by white supremacists against gays; Changes made by the state health commission of an earlier proposed regulation on HIV testing.

  • NEWSFRONT: PENNSYLVANIA.  // Advocate;2/2/88, Issue 491, p24 

    Presents news of interest for gays in Pennsylvania as of February 2, 1988. Accusation of a Philadelphia police officer for harassing patrons of the Fuel Pump gay bar; Funding given by Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode for the Commission on Sexual Minorities.

  • NEWSFRONT: TEXAS.  // Advocate;2/2/88, Issue 491, p25 

    Presents news of interest for gays in Texas as of February 2, 1988. Declaration signed by a group of United Methodist ministers supporting the church's ban on the ordination of gays; Arrest of HIV-positive prostitutes in San Antonio.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics