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Author Fang, Xiaoping.

Title Barefoot Doctors and Western Medicine in China.

Published Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (312 pages).
Series Rochester Studies in Medical History ; v.23.
Rochester studies in medical history.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Village healers, medical pluralism, and state medicine -- 2. Revolutionizing knowledge transmission structures -- 3. Pharmaceuticals reach the villages -- 4. Healing styles and medical beliefs : the consumption of Chinese and Western medicines -- 5. Relocating illness : the shift from home bedside to hospital ward -- 6. Group identity, power relationships, and medical legitimacy -- 7. Conclusion -- appendix 1. Organization of the three-tiered medical system in rural China, 1968-83 -- appendix 2. Common medicines in Chinese villages during the 1960s-70s.
Summary This book ultimately offers a powerful and carefully contextualized critique of conventional views on the role of barefoot doctors, their legacy, and their impact, both in rural areas and in China as a whole, while making theoretical contributions to the Chinese social historiography of medicine.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Medicine, Chinese -- China -- History.
Medicine -- China -- Cross-cultural studies.
Electronic books.
Cross-cultural studies.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781580467889