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Bubonic plague in nineteenth-century China

Author: Carol Benedict
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, the first work in English on the history of disease in China, traces an epidemic of bubonic plague that began in Yunnan province in the late eighteenth century, spread throughout much of southern China in the nineteenth century, and eventually exploded on the world scene as a global pandemic at the end of the century. The book not only adds to our knowledge of the historical epidemiology of one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Benedict
ISBN: 0804726612 9780804726610
OCLC Number: 34191853
Description: xx, 256 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Origins of plague in Southwestern China, 1772-1898 --
The interregional spread of plague, 1860-1894 --
The spatial diffusion of plague in the Southeast coast macroregion, 1884-1949 --
Nineteenth-century Chinese medical, religious, and administrative responses to plague --
Civic activism, colonial medicine, and the 1894 plague in Canton and Hong Kong --
Plague and the origins of Chinese state medicine in the new policies reform era, 1901-1911.
Other Titles: Bubonic plague in 19th century China
Responsibility: Carol Benedict.
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This history of disease in China traces an epidemic of bubonic plague that began in Yunnan province in the late 18th century, spread throughout much of southern China in the 19th century, and  Read more...

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