Disease, colonialism, and the state:malaria in modern East Asian history


其他題名:Malaria in modern East Asian history

作者:edited by Ka-che Yip


出版社:Hong Kong University Press

出版地:Hong Kong



EISBN:9789888052219 EPUB

分類:醫療專業  英文書  

Studying malaria in modern East Asia in the context of the global history of the disease, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political dimensions of the relationship between malaria and human society in a region which has often been neglected by historians of the disease. The authors examine the development and consequences of various anti-malaria strategies in Hong Kong, Okinawa, Taiwan, mainland China, and East Asia as a whole. The British and Japanese colonial models of disease control are explored, as is the later American technological model of DDT residue spraying, promoted by the Rockefeller Foundation which played a significant role in the global anti-malaria campaign and the development of public health in Asia. In the post- World War II period, the use of DDT and international political and economic interests helped to shape anti-malaria policies of the Nationalist government in Taiwan. In mainland China, the Beijing government's mass mobilization and primary health care model of anti-malaria control has given way to new strategies as recent changes in the health care system have affected anti-malaria efforts and public health developments. This book illuminates an important and largely unexplored dimension of the history of malaria: the interplay of the state (colonial or sovereign), international interests, new medical knowledge and technology, changing concepts of health and disease, as well as local society in the formulation and implementation of anti-malaria policies. It will be of interest to historians of colonialism, medicine and public health, Asia, as well as health and social policy planners.

Ka-che Yip is professor of history at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of Health and National Reconstruction in Nationalist China and Religion, Nationalism, and Chinese Students. His research interests include the medical activities of Christian missionaries, the development of modern health services, and the history of public health and diseases in modern and contemporary China.

  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Chapter 1 Introduction. Combating Malaria in East Asia : A Historical Perspective Ka-che Yip
  • Chapter 2 Colonialism, Disease, and Public Health: Malaria in the History of Hong Kong Ka-che Yip
  • Chapter 3 Anti-malaria Policy and Its Consequences in Colonial Taiwan Ku Ya Wen
  • Chapter 4 The Theory and Practice of Malariology in Colonial Taiwan Liu Shiyung
  • Chapter 5 Colonial Medicine and Malaria Eradication in Okinawa in the Twentieth Century: From the Colonial Model to the United States Model Wataru Iijima
  • Chapter 6 Malaria Eradication and the Technological Model: The Rockefeller Foundation and Public Health in East Asia Darwin H. Stapleton
  • Chapter 7 Health, Disease, and the Nationalist State: Perspectives on Malaria Eradication in Taiwan Ka-che Yip
  • Chapter 8 Disease, Society, and the State: Malaria and Health Care in Mainland China Ka-che Yip
  • Chapter 9 Conclusion Ka-che Yip
  • Notes
  • Index