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Sex and Sexual Relationships

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199256792
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191698378 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0014

Series: Studies on Contemporary China

Sex and Sexual Relationships

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This chapter examines the love affair between Lu Xun and Xu Guangping, and their sexual relationships with others. The salient issue on which Lu Xun and Xu Guangping were most reticent was sex. Even in the OC, there is very little direct reference to their physical attraction to each other, the consummation of their affair, their cohabitation, or the accidental conception of their son. There was very little reference to any sexual relationship they may have had with other people or to the subject of sex in general. Less personal matters included references to Lu Xun's sexual awareness of other women, including his students; hitting and being hit; their frustration about being apart and the misunderstandings that thereby arose; and the pet-names they used for themselves and for each other.

Keywords: initial attraction; sexual relationships; sex; missing letters; straying eyes; gender reversal; age reversal; hitting; love tokens; cohabitation

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Subjects: Business and Management

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