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Accommodating the Chinese
The American Hospital in China, 1880-1920

ISBN 9780415645621
Published May 1, 2013 by Routledge
334 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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