Leprosy in China: A History

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byAngela Ki Che Leung

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Angela Ki Che Leung's meticulous study begins with the classical annals of the imperial era, which contain the first descriptions of a feared and stigmatized disorder modern researchers now identify as leprosy. She then tracks the relationship between

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Angela Ki Che Leung's meticulous study begins with the classical annals of the imperial era, which contain the first descriptions of a feared and stigmatized disorder modern researchers now identify as leprosy. She then tracks the relationship between

Angela Ki Che Leung received her B.A. degree from Hong Kong University and her doctoral degree at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She has worked as a research fellow at the Academia Sinica of Taiwan since 1982, teaching in the history department of the National Taiwan University as well. Her primary focus is o...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 16, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Li/Lai/Dafeng/Mafeng: History of the Conceptualization of a Disease/Category
2. A Cursed but Redeemable Body
3. The Dangerously Contagious Body: Segregation in Late Imperial China
4. The Chinese Leper and the Modern World
5. Leprosy in the PRC
Epilogue: Leprosy, China, and the World
Appendix 1: List of Leprosaria and Clinics in China
Appendix 2: Indigenous Leper Asylums in Late Imperial China
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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Leung's complex work stands among the most important books on Chinese medical history... Leprosy in China is a solid piece of scholarship that re-orients the historiography of East Asian medicine in sophisticated ways.