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Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century by Angela Ki Che Leung and Charlotte Furth, editors (review)

Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century by... 520 China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 4, 2011 Angela Ki Che Leung and Charlotte Furth, editors. Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010. 352 pp. Hardcover $84.95, isbn 978-0-8223-4815-3. Paperback $23.95, isbn 978-0-8223-4826-9. In his thoughtful summation of the collection of essays contained in the recently published collection edited by Angela Ki Che Leung and Charlotte Furth, Warwick Anderson observes that the relative ambiguity or perhaps even marginality of China's role in the "colonial drama of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries" may complicate any straightforward analysis of the Chinese experiences of the medical dimensions of imperialism. He points out that while the contributors to this collection have revealed in various ways and to varying degrees "other late styles of colonialism, other ways to fashion colonial and protonational subjects, differing (at least in degree) from those familiar in African and South Asian histories" (p. 274), they have done so without explicitly presuming or invoking a nation-state framework. Instead, the collected essays, all of which broach medical topics at the intersections of power, culture, and science in diverse geographical regions -- Manchuria, Taiwan, Jiangnan in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century by Angela Ki Che Leung and Charlotte Furth, editors (review)

China Review International , Volume 18 (4) – Jan 30, 2011

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520 China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 4, 2011 Angela Ki Che Leung and Charlotte Furth, editors. Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010. 352 pp. Hardcover $84.95, isbn 978-0-8223-4815-3. Paperback $23.95, isbn 978-0-8223-4826-9. In his thoughtful summation of the collection of essays contained in the recently published collection edited by Angela Ki Che Leung and Charlotte Furth, Warwick Anderson observes that the relative ambiguity or perhaps even marginality of China's role in the "colonial drama of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries" may complicate any straightforward analysis of the Chinese experiences of the medical dimensions of imperialism. He points out that while the contributors to this collection have revealed in various ways and to varying degrees "other late styles of colonialism, other ways to fashion colonial and protonational subjects, differing (at least in degree) from those familiar in African and South Asian histories" (p. 274), they have done so without explicitly presuming or invoking a nation-state framework. Instead, the collected essays, all of which broach medical topics at the intersections of power, culture, and science in diverse geographical regions -- Manchuria, Taiwan, Jiangnan in

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Published: Jan 30, 2011

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