Sex and Politics in the Orient: An Interview with James Farrer

 James Farrer is a sociologist at Sophia University in Tokyo.  Author of the book _Opening Up:  Youth Sex Culture and Market Reform in Shanghai_ (Chicago, 2002) he specializes in the study of modern and contemporary sexuality in China and Japan.  For several years, James and I have been collaborating on various projects surrounding nightlife cultures in Shanghai and Tokyo (see my previous blogs on Dr. Sex Life and on our special nightlife issue).  I've been meaning to post an interview with him about his various research projects for a while now.  Finally got round to it.  Here are my questions to James and his responses:

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