Global Pandemic, Local Politics: Disease and Social Restructuring in Mao’s China
Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeReturn to All Fellows
Fellowship Work Summary, 2019–20
Xiaoping Fang completed the book China and the Cholera Pandemic: Restructuring Society under Mao (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021). He published the articles “A Barefoot Doctor’s Manual as a ‘Medical Bible’: Medical Politics and Knowledge Transmission in China” in Chinese Annals of the History of Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 2 (December 2019), and “The Politics of Pandemics in China since Late Imperial Times: From Religious Practice to the Emergency Disciplinary State” in American Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 27, No. 2 (October 2020). He also wrote a chapter “Chinese Medicine and Public Health” for the Cambridge History of Health in Modern Asia, edited by Robert Peckham (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).