Homosexuality in China has been documented in China since ancient times. According to one study, for some time after the fall of the Han Dynasty homosexuality was widely accepted in China. For most of the 20th century, homosexual sex was banned in the People's Republic of China until it was legalized in An example of the latter term appears in a 6th-century poem by Liu Xiaozhuo:. Tongzhi lit.
Puyi became emperor of China two months before his third birthday in Following the revolution, a republic was declared and he abdicated. The tumultuous political history of China from that point on defined Puyi's life. He was made emperor of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo in the s, captured by the Red Army in , "re-educated" by Mao Zedong's administration, and finally persecuted during the Cultural Revolution. The film is weighed down by a lengthy opening section on Puyi's childhood which, though it is weird enough to merit some interest, basically consists of a lot of kowtowing eunuchs in the Forbidden City doing their best to spoil a small child.
Statue of Osiris-Antinous — Vatican Museums. The spread of the cult of Antinous was mainly down to a desire to show reverence to Emperor Hadrian. For example, the citizens of Lepcis Magna in Roman North Africa rapidly set up images of Antinous in the expectation that Hadrian would visit the city.
Not ready to accept that a significant part of its own population is, indeed, gay? However, contrast this attitude with texts that reach further back than the 20th century. Hinsch uses content analysis to show that in ancient Chinese texts dating back several thousands of years, love between men was a common phenomenon. The origin is a story of an emperor who was sharing his bed with one of his favored male servants.