#22 – Gender, sexuality & power dynamics in Colonial Singapore (A conversation with Aydin Quach)

Large numbers of Chinese men arrived in colonial Singapore to do domestic work in European households. They often worked under the supervision of white women who managed the households while their husbands took care of official business. Other Chinese men joined the local sex trade, servicing male European clients. Today, we speak to Aydin Quach, a graduate student from the University of British Columbia, on how gender, sexuality and power dynamics functioned in colonial Singapore society.

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