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January 27, 2010

Winter 2010 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Bridie Andrews-Minehan

Blood and Self in Modern Chinese Medicine and Culture

April 13, 2010
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

What does it mean when our understandings of vital body functions changes? This presentation traces the mapping of modern-medical ideas about blood onto pre-existing medical and cultural understandings in China. Through blood, we will explore how cultural exchange has affected the lived experience of the body, the self, and community. Blood is used as both medium and metaphor for the creation of a Chinese modernity.

Bridie Andrews-Minehan completed a PhD in the history of medicine at Cambridge University, has held posts at SOAS, University of London, and Harvard University. She is currently Assistant Professor at Bentley University in the Boston area. This talk draws material from her forthcoming book Medicine, Culture and Modernity in China.

Posted by zzhu at January 27, 2010 03:36 PM