Who is Lu Xun (Lu Hsun), and why is he relevant in this context?
How do we read the two stories (Madicine, and Diary of a Madman)?
1. On Lu Xun, see the relevant section in any of these (or any other Modern Chinese History textbook in the library):
- Fairbank, John, and Merle Goldman. China: A New History. Enlarged edition. Harvard University Press: Cambrdige, Mass., 1998.
- Lau, Joseph S.M. and Howard Goldblatt, eds. The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.
- McDougall, Bonnie S. The Literature of China in the Twentieth Century. London: Hurst, 1997.
- Spence, Jonathan D. The Search for Modern China. New York: W. W. Norton, 1990.
- details on Lu Xun can be found here: http://www.coldbacon.com/luxun.html and here: http://www.marxists.org/archive/lu-xun/
- The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China, translated by Julia Lovell, Penguin Classics.
3. Read as much as you can from Lydia Liu, The clash of empires: the invention of China in modern world making.
Heinrich, Larissa, The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body between China and the West (Duke University Press, 2008), 1-37
* Heinrich, Larissa, 'How China Became the "Cradle of Smallpox": Transformations in Discourse, 1726-2002' positions 15.1 (2007): 7-34.
Barnes, Linda, Needles, Herbs, Gods and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848 (Harvard University Press, 2005), chapter 4: ‘Sinophiles, Sinophobes, and the Cult of Chinoiserie: 1737- 1804’.
Du, Shi-ran and Qi Han. 'The Contribution of French Jesuits to Chinese Science in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries', Impact of Science on Society, 42.167 (1992): 265-278.
Furth, Charlotte. A Flourishing Yin: Gender in China’s Medical History, 960-1665 (California UP, 1999).
Scheid, Volker. Chinese medicine in contemporary China : plurality and synthesis (Duke University Press, 2002).
Elman, Ben., On Their Own Terms: Science in China, 1550-1900 (Harvard UP, 2005)
Wu, Yi-Li. 'The Bamboo Grove Monastery and Popular Gynecology in Qing China' Late Imperial China 21.1 (2000): 41-76.
Leung, Angela ki che. 'Medical Instruction and Popularization in Ming-Qing China' Late Imperial China 24.1 (2003): 130-152.
* Angela Ki Che Leung, 'The Business of Vaccination in Nineteenth-Century Canton' Late Imperial China 29.1 (2008): 7-39.
Dorothy Ko, Cinderella's Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding (University of California Press, 2005), chaps. 1-2 (optional 6). [e-book]