The Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim is pleased to announce the call for papers for “Medicine & Culture: Chinese-Western Medical Exchange from the Late Imperial to Modern Periods,” a one-day symposium to be held at the University of San Francisco on Friday, March 9, 2007. The Ricci Institute welcomes proposals for individual papers from faculty, independent scholars, and doctoral candidates from the disciplines of history (especially social history), history of medicine, history of science, and art history. The symposium will be an examination of the interaction between China and the West through medicine and pharmacology from the Qing dynasty through the early 1950s. The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for the examination of themes related to this interaction, such as: social and cultural roles, social reform, education, cultural exchange, encounters with Christianity, relations of power, modernity, and issues of race and gender. Papers which focus on cultural and medical exchange flowing out of China to the West during the late imperial and modern periods are particularly encouraged.
Melissa Dale, Ph.D.
Asst. Director for Research
The Ricci Institute
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, LM 280
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Fax (415) 422-2591
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