Josephine Ho

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This article is about Josephine Ho. For the Hong Kong singer and actress, see Josie Ho.
Josephine Ho
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Josephine Ho in 2007
Native name 何春蕤
Ho Chuen-juei
Born (1951-06-16) 16 June 1951 (age 65)
Nationality Taiwanese
Occupation Academic, feminist
Known for Activism for sexual and reproductive health and rights, sex-positive feminism
Spouse(s) Ning Yingbin 甯應斌
Academic background
Alma mater National Chengchi University
Academic work
Discipline Cultural studies
Main interests Sexuality
Josephine Ho
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Josephine Chuen-juei Ho, is the chair of the English department of National Central University, Taiwan, and coordinator of its Center For the Study of Sexualities.[1][2]

She has withstood lawsuits directed at her outspokenness on gender and rights issues.[3][4][5]


She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the National Chengchi University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Georgia and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Indiana University.[6]

Zoophilia webpage incident[edit]

In April 2003, an article appeared in the China Times claiming that Ho's website had several pages that not only covered the topic of zoophilia, but actively promoted the practice, with images. 13 conservative groups collectively filed a complaint accusing Ho of making obscenities available to children.[7] This sensationalism led to thirteen Christian and conservative organisations collectively filing a complaint with the Taipei District Court. The process lasted for over one year, with a not guilty ruling returned on 15 September, 2004. The reason being that the zoophilia pages were only one part of the website's essays and reports, thus the incorporation of some pictures did not constitute an obscenity.[8]

The incident has been seen as an example of sensationalist media and received international attention as a perceived confrontation between conservative aspects of Taiwanese society and sexual freedom.[7][9]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Ho, Josephine (2015). "Localized trajectories of queerness and activism under global governance". In Tellis, Ashley; Bala, Sruti. The Global Trajectoies of Queerness: Re-thinking Same-Sex Politics in the Global South. Leiden & Boston: Brill; Rodopi. pp. 121–136. 
  • Ho, Josephine (2014). "The perils of sexuality research in aspiring democracies". Sexualities. 17 (5/6): 677–680. doi:10.1177/1363460714531276. 
  • He 何, Chunrui 春蕤 (1994). 豪爽女人: 女性主義與性解放 [The Gallant Woman--Feminism and Sexual Emancipation] (in Chinese). Taipei: Huangguan Wenxue Chuban. 

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