American doctors in Canton : modernization in China, by Guangqiu Xu

By Guangqiu Xu

conventional chinese language drugs constructed over hundreds of thousands of years, yet alterations brought from 1835-1935 by way of American missionary medical professionals initiated a landslide of cultural revolution within the urban of Canton and clinical modernization all through China. concentrating on scientific missionaries’ rules and techniques in a primary urban of the interval, Canton, Guangqiu Xu, a local of Canton, describes the long term effect of yankee versions of clinical paintings, that are nonetheless in position in China today.

regardless of stiff resistance to alter and chinese language suspicion of overseas rules, the impression of yank scientific missionaries used to be profound. They opened clinical colleges, knowledgeable smooth medical professionals, and promoted public overall healthiness schooling. those modifications in flip resulted in significant social events within the modernization of Canton, comparable to the women’s rights move, glossy charity and welfare platforms, and smooth hygiene campaigns.

This e-book specializes in the adjustments American medical professionals delivered to Canton, their implementation, what is still in their effect this present day, and the way a few of these differences have unfold throughout China. It indicates that the chinese language have themselves turn into extra conscious of cultural kinfolk with the U.S. as a part of the reputation of those alterations, and demonstrates how the original combination of recent Western and standard chinese language medicinal drugs has helped modernize China and make Canton the cradle of recent reform and revolution in China.

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19 American Doctors in Canton 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 20 Arthur M. , “The Missionary Impulse and Theories of Imperialism,” in The Missionary Enterprise in China and America, ed. Fairbank, 363-64, in which he compares missionary activity to classical economic, sociological, and political theories of imperialism. , ed. Michael J. Hogan and Thomas J. , Diana M. : University of North Carolina Press, 1994), and Richard F. Kuisel, Seducing the French: The Dilemma of Americanization (Berkeley, CA, 1993).

Surgical Treatment Surgery is a branch of medicine, and modern surgery developed rapidly in the Western countries in the nineteenth century. All through the hundred years of its history, the Canton Hospital was well known for its surgical treatment. When Parker first began his work, surgery of the eyes and, slowly but surely, the amputation of unusual growths of the body occupied the greater part of his time. When sufficient sterilizing apparatus was introduced, the greatest amount of key operations in the city was performed at the Canton Hospital.

Spengler, Tradition, Values, and Socio-Economic Development (Durham, NC: Duke University, 1961); and D. M. Apter, The Politics of Modernization (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1965). For a study of the women’s rights movement in modern China, see Claudie Broyelle, Women’s Liberation in China (Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, Incorporated, 1977); Rey Chow, Woman and Chinese Modernity: The Politics of Reading between West and East (Theory and History of Literature, vol. 75.

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