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Week 8: Medicine in East Asia Part 2

Lecturer: Howard Chiang

This lecture continues our inquiry from last week and extends it into the transformations of East Asian medicine in the 20th and 21st centuries. Please refer to last week's syllabus for seminar questions and further readings list. Students are encouraged to contact the lecturer for additional recommended readings for specific essay topics.


Required Readings:

Bridie J. Andrews, “Tuberculosis and the Assimilation of Germ Theory in China, 1895-1937,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 52, no. 1 (1997): 114-157.

Kim Taylor, “Divergent Interests and Cultivated Misunderstandings: The Influence of the West on Modern Chinese Medicine,” Social History of Medicine 17 (2004): 93-111.

Volker Scheid, “Globalising Chinese Medical Understandings of Menopause,” East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal 2, no. 4 (2008): 485-506.

Elisabeth Hsu, “The History of Chinese Medicine in the People’s Republic of China and its Globalization,” East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal 2, no. 4 (2008): 465-484.