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Body, Society, and Nation

The Creation of Public Health and Urban Culture in Shanghai

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674987173

Publication Date: 07/02/2018


328 pages

6 x 9 inches

15 line illustrations, 1 table

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  • List of Tables and Figures*
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
    • Western Medicine and Science in China
    • Body, Society, and State in Republican China
    • Colonialism in Shanghai
    • An Overview
  • 1. Caring for the Sick, Helping the Poor: The Development of Hospitals in Shanghai
    • Christianity and Medical Care: Missionary Hospitals
    • Seasonal Diseases and Elite Activism: Summer-Disease Hospitals
    • Chinese Medicine and Western System: Traditional Chinese Hospitals
    • Conclusion
  • 2. Protecting Life, Controlling the City: The Origins and Development of the Shanghai Municipal Public Health Bureau
    • The Public Health Administration of the Nanjing Government
    • Public Health Administration in Prewar Shanghai
    • Shanghai Public Health Bureau during the War
    • Conclusion
  • 3. Teaching about Health, Mobilizing the Masses: Hygiene Campaigns in Shanghai
    • From Community Service to State-Sponsored Event
    • Campaign Strategies
    • Conclusion
  • 4. Selling Hygiene, Supporting Nation: Health, Hygiene, and Commercial Culture
    • Development of Light Industries and Interest in Chemistry
    • Ideals of Clean Bodies, Public Health, and a Strong Nation
    • Personal Hygiene Items in Commercial Advertisements
    • The Sociocultural Significance of Commodities
    • Doing Business in Shanghai: Fang Yexian and Chen Diexian
    • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
    • Health and Hygiene in post-1949 China
    • Reorganizing Medical-Care Facilities
    • Organizing Hygiene Campaigns
    • Science, Policing, and Mass Mobilization Programs
  • Appendix 1: Shanghai and Its Foreign Concessions
  • Appendix 2: The Lecture Outline for the 1942 Summer Campaign
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Tables and Figures
    • Tables
      • 2.1 Cholera outbreak of 1932
    • Figures
      • 0.1 Street sweeping
      • 0.2 Quaker Oatmeal
      • 0.3 Vita Spermin
      • 3.1 Malaria and mosquitoes
      • 3.2 Microorganisms
      • 3.3 Expectoration (cartoon)
      • 3.4 Expectoration (poster)
      • 3.5 Promiscuous urination (poster)
      • 3.6 Promiscuous urination (cartoon)
      • 4.1 Invincible brand toothpaste
      • 4.2 Tiger brand medical soap
      • 4.3 Pure and White toothpaste
      • 4.4 “Everyday Life”
      • 4.5 Hammer brand soap of Nanyang
      • 4.6 Hygiene campaign and personal hygiene items

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