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Body, society, and nation : the creation of public health and urban culture in Shanghai

Author: Chieko Nakajima
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018. 2018 ©2018
Series: Harvard East Asian monographs, 414.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Considers China's modern transformation through the idea of "good health" as it evolved in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Shanghai. "Good health" did not simply mean individual well-being. It was also a notable outcome of Western medicine, a goal of Chinese nation-building, a marker of modern civilization, and a commercial catchphrase"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chieko Nakajima
ISBN: 9780674987173 0674987179
OCLC Number: 1019840537
Description: xvi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Caring for the sick, helping the poor : the development of hospitals in Shanghai --
Protecting life, controlling the city : the origins and development of the Shanghai Municipal Public Health Bureau --
Teaching about health, mobilizing the masses : hygiene campaigns in Shanghai --
Selling hygiene, supporting nations : health, hygiene, and commercial culture --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Harvard East Asian monographs, 414.
Responsibility: Chieko Nakajima.

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Chieko Nakajima tells the story of China's unfolding modernity, exploring changing ideas, practices, and systems related to health and body in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Shanghai. She  Read more...

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