Using case-studies from East and Southeast Asia, this book examines sexuality and AIDS-related sexual risk in the context of Asian cultures. It offers a complementary perspective, documented with sociological and anthropological data, to historical studies and looks at commercial sex work, kinship systems, matrimonial strategies, gender, power relations, and the relevance of cultural constructs such as Confucianism and Taoism for the analysis of sexual cultures in Asia.

part |155 pages

Part One Sexual Cultures — Caught between Traditions and Transitions

part |123 pages

Part Two The Social Construction of Sexual Risk in the light of STDs/AIDS Control