Dr Cassini S K ChuHonorary Lecturer
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Cassini specializes in gender and sexuality. Her book, Compensated Dating: Buying and Selling Sex in Cyberspace, investigates Compensated Dating practitioners’ self-identity, desire and their dynamic relationships. In addition to the stories of female providers, her book explores the life-experiences of male clients, which is under-reported in the current literature of compensated dating in Asia. Through her interviews and ethnographic work, her book unfolds how modern intimacy entwines in the on-line and off-line worlds.
The University of Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Brown University (USA)
Gender and sexuality
Honours and recognitions
The Best Thesis Award — Hong Kong Sociological Association 2015
Chu, C. S. K. (2018). Compensated Dating: Buying and Selling Sex in Cyberspace: Palgrave Macmillan
Chu, C. S. K., & Laidler, K. J. (2015). Becoming a Male Client in Compensated Dating. Deviant Behavior, 1-19
Chu, C.S. K. (2018). From Cyber-Ethnography to In-Depth Interviews: Learning About Girls Who Sell Sex and Men Who Purchase Sex in Compensated Dating. SAGE Research Methods Cases.