American doctors in Canton : modernization in China, by Guangqiu Xu PDF

By Guangqiu Xu

ISBN-10: 141281829X

ISBN-13: 9781412818292

conventional chinese language medication constructed over millions of years, yet adjustments brought from 1835-1935 by way of American missionary medical professionals initiated a landslide of cultural revolution within the urban of Canton and scientific modernization all through China. concentrating on clinical missionaries’ rules and methods in a imperative urban of the interval, Canton, Guangqiu Xu, a local of Canton, describes the long term influence of yank types of scientific paintings, that are nonetheless in position in China today.

regardless of stiff resistance to alter and chinese language suspicion of overseas rules, the effect of yankee clinical missionaries was once profound. They opened clinical faculties, expert glossy medical professionals, and promoted public wellbeing and fitness schooling. those modifications in flip ended in significant social routine within the modernization of Canton, corresponding to the women’s rights stream, sleek charity and welfare platforms, and glossy hygiene campaigns.

This ebook specializes in the adjustments American medical professionals dropped at Canton, their implementation, what continues to be in their effect at the present time, and the way a few of these variations have unfold throughout China. It indicates that the chinese language have themselves turn into extra aware of cultural relatives with the united states as a part of the attractiveness of those adjustments, and demonstrates how the original mix of recent Western and standard chinese language drugs has helped modernize China and make Canton the cradle of contemporary reform and revolution in China.

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Pioneer Chinese Christian Women: Gender, Christianity, and Social Mobility (Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2010); and Hu Ying, Tales of Translation: Composing the New Woman in China, 1898-1918 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000). For a study of the footbinding movement, see Hong Fan, Footbinding, Feminism, and Freedom: The Liberation of Women’s Bodies in Modern China (Ilford, Essex: Frank Cass Publishers, 1997) and Ping Wang, Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000).

Kerr had started the publishing of a newspaper Guangzhou Xinbao (Canton’s New Newspaper), the first newspaper in Chinese language to introduce Western medicine. It was a weekly sheet, one foot square in size, printed on one side and sold for one case on the street. In 1880, Dr. 81 It was the first journal on Western medicine in the Chinese language in China, although it had a very short existence because it was stopped with the eighth issue. 82 Dr. Kerr contributed an article in each issue during his editorship.

John Kirk, president; Dr. Josiah C. McCracken, vice president; and Dr. J. Allen Hofmann, secretary and treasurer. 76 In the spring of 1912, all members of the Canton branch of the CMMA were privileged with a visit from Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of the Republic of China, for whom a party was organized at the hospital. Dr. Sun was honored to become a life member of this society and was elected as a director for life. 77 The China Medical Missionary Association partially inspired the Chinese physicians of Western medicine to organize a national association.

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