Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Queering the Global South: Mu Cao and his poetry

Bao, Hongwei



Russell West-Pavlov


This chapter discusses the impact of and resistance to neoliberalism inthe Global South via a discussion of the queer Chinese poet Mu Cao andhis poems.1Adopting a cultural studies approach to literature, I examinethe social practice of literary production and dissemination through myparticipant observation of a literary event in China, in tandem with atextual analysis of Mu Cao’s poems. In so doing, I interrogate the complexrelationship between neoliberalism, queer subject formation, and poetryproduction in the Global South


Bao, H. (2018). Queering the Global South: Mu Cao and his poetry. In R. West-Pavlov (Ed.), The Global South and Literature (185-197). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Acceptance Date Jan 31, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 28, 2018
Publication Date Mar 8, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 17, 2019
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 185-197
Series Title Cambridge Critical Concepts
Book Title The Global South and Literature
Public URL
Publisher URL