The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body between China and the West / Edition 1

The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body between China and the West / Edition 1

by Ari Larissa Heinrich
     
 


An investigation of the creation and circulation of Western medical discourses linking ideas about disease to Chinese identity, beginning in the eighteenth century.See more details below

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An investigation of the creation and circulation of Western medical discourses linking ideas about disease to Chinese identity, beginning in the eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822341130
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Body, Commodity, Text
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,234,983
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1. How China Became the "Cradle of Smallpox": Transformations in Discourse 15

2. The Pathological Body: Lam Qua's Medical Portraiture 39

3. The Pathological Empire: Early Medical Photography in China 73

4. "What's Hard for the Eye to See": Anatomical Aesthetics from Benjamin Hobson to Lu Xun 113

Epilogue: Through the Microscope 149

Notes 157

Bibliography 197

Index 213

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