Accommodating the Chinese: The American Hospital in China, 1880-1920, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Accommodating the Chinese

The American Hospital in China, 1880-1920, 1st Edition

By Michelle Campbell Renshaw


334 pages | 29 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415645621
pub: 2013-05-01
SAVE ~$10.79
Hardback: 9780415972857
pub: 2005-04-02
SAVE ~$29.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203942680
pub: 2005-04-02
from $26.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


This in-depth comparative study demonstrates that the hospital established in China - its planning and architecture, financing, and all aspects of day-to-day operation - differed from its counterpart at home. These differences were never due to a single, or even dominant cause. They were a result of a complex process involving accommodation, appreciation, negotiation, opportunism and pragmatism.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section I: The Historical Context 1. The Hospital - In Time and Space 2. Chinese Institutions Met by Prostestant Missionaries Section II: The Hospital - Its Physical Manifestation 3. In the Beginning 4. Putting Down Roots - The Doctor Builder 5. The Arrival of Architects Section III: Financing the Hospital Enterprise 6. Who Should Pay? 7. Who Did Pay? Section IV: The Patient's Experience 8. Entering a Hospital 9. Life on the Ward. Conclusion. Appendix A.

About the Author

Michelle Campbell Renshaw is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide.

About the Series

East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Asia / China
MEDICAL / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy