Sex with Chinese Characteristics: Sexuality research in/on 21st century China

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Sex with Chinese Characteristics : Sexuality research in/on 21st century China. / Jackson, Stephanie Forsythe; Ho, Petula Sik Ying; Cao, Siyang; Kwok, Chi.

In: JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH, Vol. 55, No. 4-5, 24.04.2018, p. 486-521.

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Jackson, SF, Ho, PSY, Cao, S & Kwok, C 2018, 'Sex with Chinese Characteristics: Sexuality research in/on 21st century China', JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH, vol. 55, no. 4-5, pp. 486-521. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2018.1437593

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Jackson, S. F., Ho, P. S. Y., Cao, S., & Kwok, C. (2018). Sex with Chinese Characteristics: Sexuality research in/on 21st century China. JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH, 55(4-5), 486-521. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2018.1437593

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Jackson SF, Ho PSY, Cao S, Kwok C. Sex with Chinese Characteristics: Sexuality research in/on 21st century China. JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH. 2018 Apr 24;55(4-5):486-521. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2018.1437593

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Jackson, Stephanie Forsythe ; Ho, Petula Sik Ying ; Cao, Siyang ; Kwok, Chi. / Sex with Chinese Characteristics : Sexuality research in/on 21st century China. In: JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH. 2018 ; Vol. 55, No. 4-5. pp. 486-521.

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