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Ying-Chao Kao is an activist scholar whose research focuses on sexuality and gender, intersectionality, inequality and culture. In addition to generating sociological knowledge, he participates in the social movements of the Taiwanese American community and in sexual rights activism in East Asia. Kao received his Master's degree in sociology from National Taiwan University, R.O.C. (Taiwan). His master’s thesis uses historical and ethnographic approaches to delineate how the Taiwanese conscription system constructs hegemonic masculinity and ensuing resistance in young soldiers’ daily life. As a mixed-method and bilingual researcher, Kao currently is working on two projects: Taiwanese BDSM subculture based on life histories and archival data; religious factors influencing attitudes toward homosexuality in international survey databases. His work has been published in ASA journal Contexts, Gender Equity Education Quarterly (in Chinese), in the edited book So I Do My Fieldwork: Personal Journeys of a Quaternary Practice (in Chinese), and in the newspaper Taipei Times.