Hong Kong Junk: Plague and the Economy of Chinese Things.

  title={Hong Kong Junk: Plague and the Economy of Chinese Things.},
  author={Robert Peckham},
  journal={Bulletin of the history of medicine},
  volume={90 1},
Histories of the Third Plague Pandemic, which diffused globally from China in the 1890s, have tended to focus on colonial efforts to regulate the movement of infected populations, on the state's draconian public health measures, and on the development of novel bacteriological theories of disease causation. In contrast, this article focuses on the plague epidemic in Hong Kong and examines colonial preoccupations with Chinese "things" as sources of likely contagion. In the 1890s, laboratory… CONTINUE READING


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