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HISTGC01

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO CHINESE HEALTH AND HUMANITY

Dr Vivienne Lo and various tutors

15 credits

Tuesdays 2-4, Term 1 only

The Core Course will be delivered by specialists in different fields critical to the interdisciplinary understanding of health China. Students will be exposed to social sciences and historical approaches to concepts of health and therapeutics in the classical world and their legacy. Some of the lectures will be delivered by China specialists; others, such as anthropologists, environmentalists and lawyers, will be leaders in their field.

Assessment: one essay of 4,000 words.

Selected bibliography:

Blumenthal, D., Hsiao, W., 2005. Privatisation and its Discontents - The evolving Chinese healthcare system. NEJM. 353(11): 1165-1170.

Burris, S., Shen Weixing, (eds) Emerging Issues in Chinese Health Law Beijing, Peking University Press

Dembitzer, B., Sleepwalking in Global Famine, London: Ethical Events

Lim, CJ., Liu, E., Smart Cities and Eco-warriors, London: Routledge 2010

Lo, V., Stanley-Baker, M., 'Chinese Medicine' in Jackson, M., The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine, OUP, 2011

Montgomery, H., Climate Change: How Grave the Threat?, Clin Med. 2009 Aug;9(4):309-10.

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