Xiaoping Fang, 2019–2020

Global Pandemic, Local Politics: Disease and Social Restructuring in Mao’s China

Luce East Asia Fellowship, 2019-20

Assistant Professor of History, Nanyang Technological University

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Xiaoping Fang

Xiaoping Fang is assistant professor of history at the School of Humanities of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His current research interests focus on the history of medicine, health, and disease in twentieth-century China, specializing in the post-1949 period. He is the author of Barefoot Doctors and Western Medicine in China (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2012 and 2015).

Selected Publications

Barefoot Doctors and Western Medicine in China

  • Fang, Xiaoping. “Mass Inoculation and Rural Rhythms: Local Agents, Population Data, and Restructured Social Systems in the Cholera Pandemic in China, 1962-1965.” Modern China, in press.
  • Fang, Xiaoping. “Changing Narratives and Persisting Tensions: Conflicts between Chinese and Western Medicine and Professional Profiles in Chinese Films and Literature, 1949-2009.” Medical History 63, no.4 (October 2019): 454-74.
  • Fang, Xiaoping. “Bamboo Steamers and Red Flags: Building Discipline and Collegiality among China’s Traditional Rural Midwives in the 1950s.” The China Quarterly 230 (June 2017): 420-43.
  • Fang, Xiaoping. “The Global Cholera Pandemic Reaches Chinese Villages: Population Mobility, Political Control, and Economic Incentives in Epidemic Prevention, 1962-1964.” Modern Asian Studies 48, no. 3 (2014): 754-90.
  • Fang, Xiaoping. Barefoot Doctors and Western Medicine in China. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2012 and 2015.