Pink Space and the Pleasure Approach to Sexuality and the Development Industry in China

  • Xiaopei He


In 2008 I attended a workshop organized by Andrea Cornwall and Susie Jolly at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK. The workshop discussed the links between sexuality and development industry, analysed the impacts of development on sexuality, and looked at how to engage in both fields in more constructive ways. The many activists and academics gathered at the event shared their knowledge, offered their insights and provided analysis. I found it theoretically and practically inspiring and stimulating for my work at Pink Space, a sexual rights NGO in China.


Sexual Desire Sexual Minority Mental Disability Development Industry Bisexual Woman 
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  1. Cornwall, A. and S. Jolly (2009) Sexuality and the Development Industry. Development, 52(1), 5–12.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. He, X. (2005) Building a Movement for Sexual Rights and Pleasure, in A. Cornwall and S. Jolly (eds) Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure. London: Zed Books, 93–112.Google Scholar

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