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Neither donkey nor horse : medicine in the struggle over China's modernity

Author: Xianglin Lei
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
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"Neither Donkey nor Horse tells the story of how Chinese medicine was transformed from the antithesis of modernity in the early twentieth century into a potent symbol of and vehicle for China's exploration of its own modernity half a century later. Instead of viewing this transition as derivative of the political history of modern China, Sean Hsiang-lin Lei argues that China's medical history had a life of its own,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xianglin Lei
ISBN: 9780226169880 022616988X 9780226379401 022637940X
OCLC Number: 869460524
Description: x, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sovereignty and the microscope: the containment of the Manchurian Plague, 1910-11 --
Connecting medicine with the state: from missionary medicine to public health, 1860-1928 --
Imagining the relationship between Chinese medicine and Western medicine, 1890-1928 --
The Chinese medical revolution and the national medicine movement --
Visualizing health care in 1930s Shanghai --
Science as a verb: scientizing Chinese medicine and the rise of mongrel medicine --
The germ theory and the prehistory of "pattern differentiation and treatment determination" --
Research design as political strategy: the birth of the new antimalaria drug Changshan --
State medicine for rural China, 1929-1949 --
Conclusion: thinking with modern Chinese medicine.
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Responsibility: Sean Hsiang-lin Lei.

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