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dc.contributor.authorBrazelton, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-03T15:01:00Z
dc.date.available2019-07-03T15:01:00Z
dc.date.issued2015
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.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University Press
dc.subjectmedicine
dc.subjecteducation
dc.subjectPeking Union Medical College
dc.subjectChinese Communist Pary
dc.subjectPeople's Liberation Army
dc.titleWestern Medical Education on Trial: The Endurance of Peking Union Medical College, 1949-1985
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage145
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2015
prism.publicationNameTwentieth-Century China
prism.startingPage126
prism.volume40
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.41414
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1353/tcc.2015.0020
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015
dc.contributor.orcidBrazelton, Mary [0000-0001-5941-9576]
dc.identifier.eissn1940-5065
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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