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Health patterns in Southeast Asia have changed profoundly over the past century. In that period, epidemic and chronic diseases, environmental transformations, and international health institutions have created new connections within the region and the increased interdependence of Southeast Asia with China and India. In this volume leading scholars provide a new approach to the history of health in Southeast Asia. Framed by a series of synoptic pieces on the "Landscapes of Health" in Southeast Asia in 1914, 1950, and 2014 the essays interweave local, national, and regional perspectives. They range from studies of long-term processes such as changing epidemics, mortality and aging, and environmental history to detailed accounts of particular episodes: the global cholera epidemic and the hajj, the influenza epidemic of 1918, WWII, and natural disasters. The writers also examine state policy on healthcare and the influence of organizations, from NGOs such as the China Medical Board and the Rockefeller Foundation to grassroots organizations in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. Sunil S. Amrith and Tim Harper
  3. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part I. The Longue Durée
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. 1 Krom Luang Wongsa and the House of Snidvongs: Knowledge Transition and the Transformation of Medicine in early Modern Siam
  2. Nopphanat Anuphongphat and Komatra Chuengsatiansup
  3. pp. 19-44
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  1. Part II. Health and Crisis
  2. pp. 45-46
  1. 2 Pilgrim Ships and the Frontiers of Contagion: Quarantine Regimes from Southeast Asia to the Red Sea
  2. Eric Tagliacozzo
  3. pp. 47-60
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  1. 3 The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in Southeast Asia
  2. Kirsty Walker
  3. pp. 61-71
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  1. 4 Disaster Medicine in Southeast Asia
  2. Greg Bankoff
  3. pp. 72-84
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  1. Part III. Uneven Transitions
  2. pp. 85-86
  1. 5 The Demographic History of Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century
  2. Peter Boomgaard
  3. pp. 87-98
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  1. 6 "Rural" Health in Modern Southeast Asia
  2. Atsuko Naono
  3. pp. 99-117
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  1. 7 Population Aging and the Family: The Southeast Asian Context
  2. Theresa W. Devasahayam
  3. pp. 118-134
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  1. 8 Epidemic Disease in Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asia
  2. Mary Wilson
  3. pp. 135-158
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  1. Part IV. The Politics of Health
  2. pp. 159-160
  1. 9 The Internationalization of Health in Southeast Asia
  2. Sunil S. Amrith
  3. pp. 161-179
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  1. 10 Modernizing Yet Marginal: Hospitals and Asylums in Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century
  2. Loh Kah Seng
  3. pp. 180-201
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  1. 11 Healing the Nation: Politics, Medicine, and Analogies of Health in Southeast Asia
  2. Rachel Leow
  3. pp. 202-209
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  1. 12 Health or Tobacco: Competing Perspectives in Modern Southeast Asia
  2. Loh Wei Leng
  3. pp. 210-221
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  1. 13 The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Field of Health in Modern Southeast Asia: The Philippine Experience
  2. Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem
  3. pp. 222-236
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 237-240
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253014955
Related ISBN
9780253014863
MARC Record
OCLC
890531197
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2014-11-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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