Intimate Communities . Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937–1945

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Title

Intimate Communities . Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937–1945

Subject


Wartime Healthcare, china

Description

When China’s War of Resistance against Japan began in July 1937, it sparked an immediate health crisis throughout China. In the end, China not only survived the war but emerged from the trauma with a more cohesive population. Intimate Communities argues that women who worked as military and civilian nurses, doctors, and midwives during this turbulent period built the national community, one relationship at a time. In a country with a majority illiterate, agricultural population that could not relate to urban elites’ conceptualization of nationalism, these women used their work of healing to create emotional bonds with soldiers and civilians from across the country. These bonds transcended the divides of social class, region, gender, and language. “Nicole Elizabeth Barnes demonstrates remarkable insights into some of the most well-known figures in healthcare in wartime China—and introduces many previously unknown—providing pointed character analyses while also connecting individual experiences to larger sociopolitical trends across the tumultuous wartime landscape.” SONYA GRYPMA, PhD, RN, author of China Interrupted: Japanese Internment and the Reshaping of a Canadian Missionary Community
“Not only a major contribution to the histories of medicine, gender, emotion, and nationalism, but even more importantly, it opens up exciting horizons by making visible and exploring the surprising entanglements between them all.” SEAN HSIANG-LIN LEI, author of Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China’s Modernity

Creator

Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

Source

https://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.59/read/

Publisher

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Date

2018

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

Ebooks

Language

English

Type

Textbooks

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Citation

Nicole Elizabeth Barnes, “Intimate Communities . Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937–1945,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - USK Library, accessed April 23, 2024, http://uilis.usk.ac.id/oer/items/show/2779.

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