Aspects of LGBT Life – All China Women’s Federation
Pederasty, the erotic relationship between a male adult and an adolescent boy, was already prevalent around the time of the Yellow Emperor, who is credited with having founded Chinese civilization. At least, this is what various literary works have recorded through the ages.
In both folk myths and literary classics, there have been both brief and lengthy descriptions of same-sex relationships, for both genders.
Sociologist Pan Guangdan insists homosexuality is a natural fact of life, and that it must have existed much earlier in human history.
While translating British psychologist Havelock Ellis’ groundbreaking Psychology of Sex in the 1930s, Pan was inspired to search through historical documents for credible clues of the existence of homosexuality throughout Chinese history.
And he found plenty.