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December 08, 2008

Yi-Li Wu

Gender, Disease, and Visual Culture: Representations of the Female Breast in Late Imperial Chinese Medicine

Tuesday, March 17
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Yi-Li Wu
Associate Professor of History and Chair of International Studies, Albion College

This talk examines how medical images of female breast disease in 18th and 19th century China were shaped by religious and political iconography, Confucian gender norms, and competing medical definitions of the human body.

Yi-Li Wu is Associate Professor of History and Chair of International Studies at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in International Relations and a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. She is the author of Reproducing Women: Medicine, Metaphor, and Childbirth in Late Imperial China (UC Press, forthcoming). She is currently working on a comparative study of British missionary medicine and Chinese medicine in the mid-19th century.

Posted by batesbe at December 8, 2008 10:41 AM