AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO CHINESE HEALTH AND HUMANITY
Dr Vivienne Lo and various tutors
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
Assessment: one essay of 4,000 words.
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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