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dc.contributor.authorBrazelton, Maryen
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-03T15:01:00Z
dc.date.available2019-07-03T15:01:00Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.issn1521-5385
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/294315
dc.description.abstractIn the early twentieth century, Beijing’s Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) stood as a prominent symbol ofWestern medical science and education in China. After the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) took control of the College between 1952 and 1956.This article argues that the endurance of PUMC as an institute of scientific, Western biomedicine in China was largely contingent upon reforms that the PLA instituted there. Drawing on Chinese accounts, as well as the observations of North American and European physicians, it asserts that political campaigns under Army leadership vehemently attacked American influences on the College but avoided direct criticisms of Western medical science itself. This dynamic politically legitimized the Western medical education that the College embodied. It also permitted PUMC to contribute to the development of Chinese military medicine, suggesting a significant connection between civilian and military medical education in the early People’s Republic.
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University Press
dc.subjectmedicineen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjectPeking Union Medical Collegeen
dc.subjectChinese Communist Paryen
dc.subjectPeople's Liberation Armyen
dc.titleWestern Medical Education on Trial: The Endurance of Peking Union Medical College, 1949-1985en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage145
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameTwentieth-Century Chinaen
prism.startingPage126
prism.volume40en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.41414
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1353/tcc.2015.0020en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015en
dc.contributor.orcidBrazelton, Mary [0000-0001-5941-9576]
dc.identifier.eissn1940-5065
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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