Abstract

Chen, Jin-Shiow
Taiwan
D.17 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 17:00 - 17:30, Room D1
Young Women' s Boys' Love Manga Doujinshi and Erotic Fantasy
Young Women' s Boys' Love Manga Doujinshi and Erotic Fantasy In Taiwan, " Boy' s Love" (BL) manga is popular among young female manga fans while BL manga doujinshi (self-published manga fanzines) becomes an important genre for manga fan artists. Most BL manga doujinshis are parody, and produced almost all by woman doujinshi artists, and usually attract exclusively young female manga fans who are at the age of longing for love and romance. Although BL manga doujishis are about gays' passions and sensual desires, the essential character inside these erotic images and stories is heterosexual and formed from female perspectives. It is young women' s erotic fantasy to be projected in boys' love relationship which is featured with " Bishonen" (Beautiful Boys). By analyzing these erotic images and contents of BL manga doujinshis, this study will unfold visual characteristics and symbolic meanings of young women manga fan artists' erotic fantasy. This study will also discuss sexual/gender power relationships in BL manga doujinshi.
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