My history of engagement with Asian Queer Studies is almost contemporaneous
with the history of the journal Sexualities whose contribution to the field of sexuality studies we are currently celebrating. This short piece looks at the emergence of
the field of Asian Queer Studies across the past 20 years and reflects my own
research interests and biases to some extent (hence mostly addressing East Asia).
I hope it will at least give a sense of how much the field has been transformed in this
comparatively short time frame and point to some of the major developments that
have brought about this transformation.