Howard Chiang traces the genealogy of sexual knowledge in China from the demise of eunuchism to the emergence of transsexuality, showing its role in the formation of Chinese modernity. Theoretically sophisticated and far-reaching, After Eunuchs is an innovative contribution to the history and philosophy of science and queer and Sinophone studies.
ChiangHoward: Howard Chiang (P.h.D., Princeton University) is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Waterloo. His books include Perverse Taiwan (ed., Routledge, 2016), Psychiatry and Chinese History (ed., Routledge, 2014), and Transgender China (ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). He has written articles for Cultural History, the Journal of Women's History, History of Science and others.Howard Chiang is assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Davis. He is the editor of Perverse Taiwan (2016) and Sexuality in China: Histories of Power and Pleasure (2018).