Counting the carnivores: Who ate meat in Republican-Era China?
- HistorySocial Science History
It is commonly asserted that Chinese diets before the market and production reforms of the 1980s contained little or no meat. Yet this nearly universal assumption remains untested: Unlike other…
Stone Age Yersinia pestis genomes shed light on the early evolution, diversity, and ecology of plague
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
The results suggest that the spread of plague during this period was linked to increased human mobility and intensification of animal husbandry, and two genetically distinct forms of Y. pestis evolved in parallel and were both distributed across vast geographic distances, potentially occupying different ecological niches.
Tracing the connections between international business and communicable diseases
- BusinessJournal of International Business Studies
We posit that international business and the emergence and spread of communicable diseases are intrinsically connected. To support our arguments, we first start with a historical timeline that traces…
A Genealogical Study of Facemasks in China: From Hygienic Modernity to Care
- HistoryFudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Despite the omnipresence of facemasks in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, recent studies on their sociopolitical aspects remain insufficient. This article conducts a genealogical study that…
The Multiple Faces of the Marmot: Associations with the Plague, Hunting, and Cosmology in Mongolia
- BiologyHuman ecology: an interdisciplinary journal
This work deconstructs the multiple image of the chimerical marmot in legends, stories, and beliefs that Mongolians believe that if the marmot is over-exploited and the population decimated through excessive hunting, hunting households may be punished with infections of the plague.
Using Experience in Previous Epidemics for Effective Containing SARS-CoV-2: Spanish Influenza 1918 and Beyond
- MedicineSARS-CoV-2 and Coronacrisis
The 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic is very similar to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in its geographical spread, contagiousness and demographical impact and a number of public policy measures are suggested based on the 1918 influenza medical and social history.
China and the global search for health security: history, vaccines, and governance
- Political ScienceChina International Strategy Review
An analytical framework developed through a summary of routines in Chinese engagement in global health from a practitioner’s perspective reaffirms the nature of interdependence in the global search for enhancement of health security.
Covid-19 Pandemic: A Survival Challenge to Humanity Unseen Thus Far or Déjà Vu Experience?
- MedicineThe Beacon: Journal for Studying Ideologies and Mental Dimensions
A hypothesis is proposed that rapid spread of the virus around the world and high percentage of the infected persons, are mainly accounted for by purely social and demographic factors, not by epidemiological nor ecological ones.
Yersinia pestis: the Natural History of Plague
- BiologyClinical Microbiology Reviews
Three historic pandemics, starting in 541 AD and continuing until today, have been described and at present, the third pandemic has become largely quiescent, with hundreds of human cases being reported mainly in a few impoverished African countries, where zoonotic plague is mostly transmitted to people by rodent-associated flea bites.
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Scars of War: The Impact of Warfare on Modern China
- Political Science
Throughout its modern history China has suffered from immense destruction and loss of life from warfare. In its worst periods of warfare, the eight years of the Anti-Japanese War (1937-45), millions…
Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown
CONTENTS List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Public Health, Race, and Citizenship 1. Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown 2. Regulating Bodies and Space 3. Perversity,…
La haine de classe en temps d'épidémie
- HistoryAnnales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales
Lucien Febvre a jugé avec trop d'indulgence mon article paru dernièrement dans les Annales historiques de la Révolution française sur la terreur en temps d'épidémie. Un passage lui a même paru digne…
Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown
A little over a century ago, bubonic plague-the same Black Death that decimated medieval Europe-arrived on the shores of Hawaii just as the islands were about to become a U.S. territory. In this…
Of Camel Kings and Other Things: Rural Rebels Against Modernity in Late Imperial China
- BiologyThe Journal of Asian Studies
This book discusses rural Activism in Historical Context: Taiping and Boxer Preludes and discusses Ding Fei and Her Vegetarian Sisterhood in Resistance to Reform.
Contagion: Perspectives from Pre-Modern Societies
Contents: Introduction China: Epidemics, weather and contagion in traditional Chinese medicine, Shigehisa Kuriyama Dispersing the foetal toxin of the body: conceptions of smallpox aetiology in…
Plague Fighter: The Autobiography of a Modern Chinese Physician
- HistoryThe Journal of Asian Studies