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Health Care In The People's Republic Of China

Moving Toward Modernization, 1st Edition

By Marilynn M Rosenthal


242 pages

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The Chinese health care system is deeply rooted in a traditional, agricultural way of life, but since the late 1970s it has been increasingly influenced by the dynamics of a modernizing society. Dr. Rosenthal, using data collected through interviews, small-scale surveys, and the Chinese press, examines how Chinese medicine is being transformed. She

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- The Barefoot Doctors of China: From Political Creation to Professionalization -- Political Process and the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine in the People's Republic of China -- Rural Health Care Delivery in the People's Republic of China: Is it Equitably Distributed? -- Family Planning at the Grass Roots: A Diversity of Approaches -- From Herbal Garden to Assembly Line: The Transformation of a Tradition -- Modernization and Health Care in the People's Republic of China: An Overview -- Locations and Institutions Visited by Study Groups, 1979 and 1981

About the Author

Marilynn M. Rosenthal is associate professor and medical sociologist in the Behavioral Sciences Department and director of the Program in Health and Society at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies