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Rural Health Care Delivery

Modern China from the Perspective of Disease Politics

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  • This book offers a painstaking and detailed investigation into the internal logic of the progress of disease politics in modern China, with a very thought-provoking conclusion

  • The book provides us with a different and significant perspective for a profound understanding of China’s politics

  • The book gives us an overall view of disease politics in the rural areas of modern China by illustrating how the state’s role in the provision of health care was repeatedly redefined with far-reaching consequences, revealing the interaction among medical care, the building of a modern state, and the peasants’ daily lives

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Emerging Concept of Hygiene and Medicine from the State Perspective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. National Defense and Hygiene

      • Yi Hu
      Pages 37-50
  3. The People’s Medical Care: A Brand New State and the Guideline for Health Care

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-73
    2. State of “the People”

      • Yi Hu
      Pages 75-81
  4. The Political Aspect of Hygiene: The Patriotic Hygiene Campaign

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97
    2. Building a New and Clean State

      • Yi Hu
      Pages 99-110
  5. “China’s Road”: The Cooperative Medical Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Mobile Medical Services

      • Yi Hu
      Pages 151-155

About this book

Diseases are everyday, ordinary occurrences intimately related to people’s daily lives. However, as the metaphor of the “Sick Man of East Asia” emerged against the backdrop of a weak modern China, health care and the curing of diseases were turned into grand state politics with far-reaching implications.

This book, starting with the argument for diseases being metaphors, describes and interprets such incidents in China’s history as the Abolishment of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Patriotic Hygiene Campaign and the Cooperative Medical Services. In an effort to reveal the internal logic of disease politics in the transformation of the state-people relationship, the book analyzes key aspects including the politicization and inclusion of diseases in state governance, the double disciplining of hygiene, legitimacy construction of the state, the remaking of the nationals, and the expansion of the “publicness” of the state.

The book argues that disease politics in modern China has developed following the path from nationals to the people, and then to citizens, or from crisis politics and mobilization politics to life politics. In addition, a marked change has occurred in China’s state building: increasingly standard, rationalized and institutionalized means have been employed while the non-standard means, such as  large-scale mobilization and ideological coercion, had been historically used in China.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Sociology, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, People's Republic of China

    Yi Hu

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Rural Health Care Delivery

  • Book Subtitle: Modern China from the Perspective of Disease Politics

  • Authors: Yi Hu

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39982-4

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Social Sciences Academic Press (China) and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-39981-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-51307-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-39982-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 254

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Society

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-39982-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)