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Struggle For National Survival Chinese Eugenics in a Transnational Context, 1896-1945

By Yuehtsen Juliette Chung Copyright 2002
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This dissertation is a historical investigation of the relationship between science and society through the comparative study of eugenics movements as they developed in both Japan and China from the 1890's to the 1940's.

    List of Tables Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction A. Eugenics: A Global Interest B. Eugenics: Local Signification Concluding Remarks Chapter 2. Eugenics and Scientific Disciplines The American Connection and Nazi Connection Transplantation: Medicine and Biology Local Science and Competition Strategy Eugenics and Disciplining Learning Concluding Remarks Chapter 3. Lamarckism versus Mendelism: The Politics of Bodyb and Heredity Symptoms: National Character and the Eugenicists' Presentation Diagnosis and Remedies: Eugenic Proposals, Lamarckian or Mendelian? A. China B. Japan Concluding Remarks Chapter 4. Birth Control or Sex Control?: Eugenics and Reproduction Sexuality versus Morality: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in China and Japan Politics of Reproduction Knowledge: Women Scientists and their Lives Concluding Remarks Chapter 5. Eugenics in the Second Sino-Japanese War and Population Policies Japanese Eugenicists' Involvement and Population Policy: Constructing Ethnic Body and Racial Body Chinese Eugenic Solution and Population Policy: Constructing an Ethnic Nation Conclusion: Postwar Reflections of Two Eugenicists Chapter 6. Conclusion: What Can We Learn From Eugenics? Chapter 7. Epilogue: The Comeback of Eugenics Discourse Bibliography Index


    Yuehtsen Juliette Chung