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Global Movements, Local Concerns
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The development of medicine in Southeast Asia over the past two centuries has not been a simple imposition of European scientific medicine, but a complex and negotiated process that drew on Southeast Asian health experts, local medical traditions, and changing national and popular expectations. The contributors to this volume show how the practices of health in Southeast Asia over the past two centuries were mediated by local medical traditions, colonial interests, governments and policies, international interventions, and by a wide range of health agents and intermediaries. Their findings call into question many of the claims based on medicalization and biopolitics that treat change as a process of rupture. While governments, both colonial and national, used their powers to institute policies that affected large numbers of people, much healthcare remained rooted in a more interactive and locally-mediated experience, in which tradition, adaptation and hybridization is as important as innovation and conflict. "Semi-subaltern" Western-trained doctors adn varied traditional healers, many of them women, were among the cultural brokers involved in the building of healthcare systems, and helped circulate mixed practices and ideas about medicine and health even as they found their place in new professional and social hierarchies in an era of globalization.

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title, Title and Copyright page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Tables and Figures
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. viii-xxxi
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  1. Chapter 1: The Real Expedicion de la Vacuna and the Philippines, 1803-1807
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. Chapter 2: The Nguyen Initiative to Acquire Vaccinia, 1820-1821
  2. pp. 24-42
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  1. Chapter 3: Wats and Worms: The Activities of the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Board in Southeast Asia (1913-1940)
  2. pp. 43-61
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  1. Chapter 4: The 1937 Bandung Conference on Rural Hygiene: Toward a New Vision of Healthcare?
  2. pp. 62-80
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  1. Chapter 5: Science, Sex, and Superstition: Midwifery in 19th-Century Philippines
  2. pp. 81-103
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  1. Chapter 6: Dokter Djawa and Dukun: Perceptions of Indigenous Western-Trained Doctors about Traditional Healers in the Dutch East Indies around 1900
  2. pp. 104-126
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  1. Chapter 7: Torn between Economics, Public Health and Chinese Nationalism: The Anti-Opium Campaign of Colonial Malaya, c. 1890s-1941
  2. pp. 127-149
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  1. Chapter 8: Hanoi in the Time of Cholera: Epidemic Disease and Racial Power in the Colonial City
  2. pp. 150-170
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  1. Chapter 9: HIV/AIDS Epidemic and the Politics of Access to Medicines in Thailand: A Study of the Health Impact of Globalization
  2. pp. 171-206
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  1. Chapter 10: A Revolutionary Movement to Bring Traditional Medicine Back to the Grassroots Level: On the Biopolitization of Herbal Medicine in Vietnam
  2. pp. 207-225
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  1. Chapter 11: Medicine and Public Health in Thai Historiography: From an Elitist View to Counter-Hegemonic Discourse
  2. pp. 226-245
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 246-275
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 276-279
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 280-290
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