The Great Non-Issue
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03-07-2013, 07:01 PM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Re: The Great Non-Issue
The first twenty chapters of
The Great Mirror of Male Love: The Custom of Boy Love in Our Land
by Ihara Saikaku, published in 1687, offer a partial (if entirely historical) answer to the above in the context of traditional Japanese martial culture.
Let me also recommend "Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan" by Gary P. Leupp.
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