Book , Print in English

Discourses of disease : writing illness, the mind and the body in modern China

edited by Howard Y.F. Choy.
  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
  • xiii, 277 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Institute of the History of Medicine Books - Stack Level 6, Welch Library
    RA418 .D559 2016 c. 1
Medical Subjects
  • The meanings of disease have undergone such drastic changes with the introduction of modern Western medicine into China during the last two hundred years that new discourses have been invented to theorize illness, redefine health, and reconstruct classes and genders. As a consequence, medical literature is rewritten with histories of hygiene, studies of psychopathology, and stories of cancer, disabilities and pandemics. This edited volume includes studies of discourses about both bodily and psychiatric illness in modern China, bringing together ground-breaking scholarships that reconfigure the fields of history, literature, film, psychology, anthropology, and gender studies by tracing the pathological path of the ?Sick Man of East Asia? through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into the new millennium.0.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Additional form
  • 9789004319202
  • 9004319204
  • Alternate version: 9789004319219
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2016011370
  • OCLC: 940680668
  • OCLC: 940680668