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The Resource Hygienic modernity : meanings of health and disease in treaty-port China, Ruth Rogaski

Hygienic modernity : meanings of health and disease in treaty-port China, Ruth Rogaski

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Hygienic modernity : meanings of health and disease in treaty-port China
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Hygienic modernity
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meanings of health and disease in treaty-port China
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Ruth Rogaski
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Language
eng
Summary
Placing meanings of health and disease at the center of modern Chinese consciousness, Ruth Rogaski reveals how hygiene became a crucial element in the formulation of Chinese modernity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Rogaski focuses on multiple manifestations across time of a single Chinese concept, weisheng--which has been rendered into English as "hygiene," "sanitary," "health," or "public health"--As it emerged in the complex treaty-port environment of Tianjin. Before the late nineteenth century, weisheng was associated with diverse regimens of diet, meditation, and self-medication. Hygienic Modernity reveals how meanings of weisheng, with the arrival of violent imperialism, shifted from Chinese cosmology to encompass such ideas as national sovereignty, laboratory knowledge, the cleanliness of bodies, and the fitness of races: categories in which the Chinese were often deemed lacking by foreign observers and Chinese elites alike.--Publisher description
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Asia-Local studies/global themes
Series volume
9
Hygienic modernity : meanings of health and disease in treaty-port China, Ruth Rogaski
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Hygienic modernity : meanings of health and disease in treaty-port China, Ruth Rogaski
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pn8sd
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-395) and index
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online resource
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mixed
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Contents
"Conquering the one hundred diseases": weisheng before the twentieth century -- Health and disease in Heaven's Ford -- Medical encounters and divergences -- Translating weisheng in treaty-port China -- Transforming eisei in Meiji Japan -- Deficiency and sovereignty: hygienic modernity in the occupation of Tianjin, 1900-1902 -- Seen and unseen: the urban landscape and boundaries of weisheng -- Weisheng and the desire for modernity -- Japanese management of germs in Tianjin -- Germ warfare and patriotic weisheng
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9781417585038
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