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Leprosy in China

Angela Ki Che Leung

Leprosy in China

a history

by Angela Ki Che Leung

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leprosy -- China -- History,
  • Leprosy -- history -- China,
  • Stereotyping -- China

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAngela Ki Che Leung.
    SeriesStudies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC154.7.C5 L48 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18298795M
    ISBN 109780231123006
    LC Control Number2008002450

    Leprosy in China is an important contribution in this regard, as the first study of its kind detailing the social, cultural, and intellectual dimensions of a single disease in Chinese history. The book revises the influential theses of Michel Foucault and, more recently, Rod Edmund from a China-centred : Howard H Chiang. Leprosy, also called Hansen disease, chronic infectious disease that affects the skin, the peripheral nerves (nerves outside the brain and spinal cord), and the mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and eyes. It is caused by the leprosy bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae. Destruction of the peripheral nerves by the bacillus leads to a loss of.

      International Textbook of Leprosy Now Available Online American Leprosy Missions | Septem New Book Provides Critical Resources Free of Charge. The International Textbook of Leprosy, sponsored by American Leprosy Missions, is now available online at draws on the expertise of dozens of medical and scientific . Drawing on his experience in China, he wrote several articles for early issues of The Leper Quarterly and Leprosy Notes in the s. He also contributed a section on leprosy in China to Robert Cochrane’s book Leprosy in the Far East. Sources: Leung, Angela Ki Che, and Qizi Liang. Leprosy in China: a history. Columbia University Press,

    The Leprosy Project is a charity helping people affected by leprosy in Sichuan, China. It is a charity registered in Hong Kong and its operation in Xichang, Sichuan is registered as foreign NGO in China.. The goal of The Leprosy Project is to see the villages we . Therefore battling to contain, if not eliminate, the disease became a central mission of the modernizing, state-building projects of the late Qing empire, the nationalist government of the first half of the twentieth century, and the People's Republic of China. Stamping out the curse of leprosy was the first step toward achieving "hygienic /10(23).


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Leprosy in China by Angela Ki Che Leung Download PDF EPUB FB2

The history of leprosy was traced by geneticists in through its origins and worldwide distribution using comparative determined that leprosy originated in East Africa or the Near East and traveled with humans along their migration routes, including those of trade in goods and slaves.

The four strains of M. leprae are based in specific geographic regions. 3. The Dangerously Contagious Body: Segregation in Late Imperial China 4. The Chinese Leper and the Modern World 5. Leprosy in the PRC Epilogue: Leprosy, China, and the World Appendix 1: List of Leprosaria and Clinics in China Appendix 2: Indigenous Leper Asylums in Late Imperial China Glossary Bibliography Index.

This book offers a story of leprosy over many centuries of Chinese history—one that forms a parallel narrative to the better-known history of the disease in the Mediterranean and European worlds.

As in the West, there is evidence for an ancient, feared, and stigmatized. Book Reviews / T oung Pao 96 () tion of leprosy in China in The People s Republic has worked closely with international organizations such as. Get this from a library. Leprosy in China: a history.

[Qizi Liang] -- "Angela Ki Che Leung's meticulous study begins with the classical annals of the imperial era, which contain the first descriptions of a feared and stigmatized disorder modern researchers now identify. BC Leprosy was first described in China by Chao Yuanfang in Etiology of Diseases.

[Other] [China] BC BC The earliest case recorded in Zhan Guo Ce, Book of the Warring States, BC states that during the Yin-Shang period ( BC), Qi-Zi painted himself with Chinese lacquer to imitate leprosy, thus avoiding prosecution and death.(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited. In her book “Leprosy in China: A History,” Leung notes that fears of a sexually transmissible, incurable leprosy-like disease apparently became widespread in China by the 15th century, and expulsions and incarcerations of diseased people became common soon afterward.

Leprosy is an infectious disease that causes severe, disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms, legs, and skin areas around the body.

The disease has been around since ancient times. Large studies in China have identified further susceptibility loci, including genes encoding the NOD2 and Toll-like receptor signaling and autophagy pathways, highlighting the importance of host immunity in pathogenesis of leprosy.

9,10 Racial and geographic factors also influence the type of leprosy, with lepromatous leprosy being less common. A fascinating and detailed history of leprosy in China. -- Daniel Scott, Missiology Highly Recommended., Choice What makes Leung's book important and demonstrates why disease histories should be written are the consequences which develop far beyond the medical - consequences that reach into the social, economic, and the political domains of a state, and perhaps spill over into world concern Cited by: Leprosy has tormented humans throughout recorded history.

The earliest possible account of a disease that many scholars believe is leprosy appears in an Egyptian Papyrus document written around B.C. Around B.C. Indian writings describe a disease that resembles leprosy. In Europe, leprosy first appeared in the records of ancient Greece.

The International Textbook of Leprosy is dedicated to the physicians and health workers caring for their first patient with leprosy, and to all of those in the research community who have encountered some of the fascinating scientific aspects of leprosy and wish to learn more.

— David M Scollard and Thomas P Gillis, Editors. Table of Contents. 11th Century: Leprosy. Though it had been around for ages, leprosy grew into a pandemic in Europe in the Middle Ages, resulting in the building of.

The story of leprosy—and about other, newer maladies—helps explain how fears spread and endure, especially within Judeo-Christian cultures. The Book of Leviticus is a good starting point.

Chapter 14 returns obsessively to the problem of distinguishing leprosy from less serious skin afflictions. Leung's final move connects China's experience with leprosy to a larger history of public health and biomedical regimes of power, exploring the cultural and political implications of China's Sino-Western approach to the disease.

(1/1/10). Leprosy in China. by Angela Ki Che Leung. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book.

Rate it * You Rated it *Brand: Columbia University Press. Chapter 4, which examines the formation of an international public health discourse on leprosy and its impact upon China itself, is the pivotal chapter in the book.

Rather than simply situating China as the "victim" of Western imperialism, Leung stresses the agency of the Chinese themselves in the modern construction of the disease.

In the U.S., a man was left alone to die of exposure and starvation in a cattle truck; in China in80 victims with leprosy, including women and children, were shot and thrown into a lime pit; and in Korea ina mob beat 10 patients from a leprosarium to death.

3 Stigmatizing attitudes have even been incorporated into modern law, as. Hansen’s disease (also known as leprosy) is an infection caused by slow-growing bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae.

It can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose (nasal mucosa). With early diagnosis and treatment, the disease can be cured. People with Hansen’s disease can continue to work and lead an active life during and. Introduction Leprosy is one of the oldest diseases known to man (see Chapter ).

Exclusion from society has been a feature of leprosy from its earliest descriptions onwards (e.g., Numbers –15, NIV Bible). In the times of the Old Testament, the exclusion was not just a social phenomenon but a divine institution, which served as a public health measure to contain an.

In China, as in Europe and elsewhere, the meanings of the disease have shifted with time and economic structures. In her thoroughly researched new volume, Angela Leung (Liang Qizi) translates a poem that demonstrates how a growing fear of mafeng (leprosy) led to segregation of .Hundreds of people returning to the U.S.

from Wuhan, China face mandatory two-week quarantines. And in China, the government is rounding up those who show signs of the deadly coronavirus, to be.

Leprosy (or Hansen’s disease) is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection that can cause disfigurement and disability if left untreated. Discover the symptoms and see pictures. Get the facts Author: Maureen Donohue.