Fine and Performing Arts Honors
Date of Award
Dr. Kimberly Wilson
Thesis Professor Department
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Dr. Wesley Wehde
This is a comparative study between Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan that explores the differences of each society's values and politics to understand their current gay rights record. In light of Taiwan's legalization of marriage equality in 2019, this study compares all three countries to find the differences that possibly caused this progression of gay rights in Taiwan, but not in South Korea and Japan, which are notorious for their apathy toward the LGBTQ community.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
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Barker, Evan, "The Divergence of Gay Rights in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 649. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/649
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