A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. When China’s War of Resistance against Japan began in July 1937, it sparked an immediate health crisis throughout China.
In the end, China not only survived the war but emerged from the trauma with a more cohesive population.
Intimate Communities argues that women who worked as military and civilian nurses, doctors, and midwives during this turbulent period built the national community, one relationship at a time.
In a country with a majority illiterate, agricultural population that could not relate to urban elites’ conceptualization of nationalism, these women used their work of healing to create emotional bonds with soldiers and civilians from across the country. These bonds transcended the divides of social class, region, gender, and language.
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About the Author
Nicole Elizabeth Barnes is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations ix
Prologue in Triptych xv
1 Policing the Public in the New Capital 21
2 Appearing in Public: The Relationships at the Heart of the Nation 52
3 Healing to Kill the True Internal Enemy 91
4 Authority in the Halls of Science: Women of the Wards 120
5 Mothers for the Nation 159
Glossary of Personal Names and Terms 255