Howard Y. F. Choy, Ph.D. (2004), University of Colorado at Boulder, is Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is the author of Remapping the Past: Fictions of History in Deng's China, 1979-1997 (Brill, 2008) and numerous scholarly articles.
Scholars and students interested in modern and contemporary Chinese medical humanities, particularly literature, film, history, psychology, anthropology, and gender studies, as well as medical practitioners concerned with China.
"a fascinating examination of the way in which discourses of disease have developed in China from the late nineteenth century on. The contributors are a mix of well-established names and newer scholars from institutions in the US, Hong Kong and Australia, and from several disciplines—predominantly Chinese Studies-related, but also comparative literature and education—which allows for a range of approaches and perspectives."
Sarah Dauncey, University of Nottingham, Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, Vol. 7 July 2017
Table of contents
List of Figures
List of Contributors
Introduction: Disease and Discourse
Howard Y. F. Choy
Part I Hygiene and Psychosis: From Routine to Poetry
1. James Henderson’s Shanghai Hygiene and the British Constitution in Early Modern China
Stephanie Villalta Puig
2. Curing Unhappiness in Revolutionary China: Optimism under Socialism and Capitalism
3. Metaphors unto Themselves: Mental Illness Poetics and Narratives in Contemporary Chinese Poetry
Part II Drugs and Cancers: From Nation to Fiction
4. Unmaking of Nationalism: Drug Addiction and Its Literary Imagination in Bi Shumin’s Novel
5. Narrative as Therapy: Stories of Breast Cancer by Bi Shumin and Xi Xi
Howard Y. F. Choy
6. Narrating Cancer, Disabilities, and AIDS: Yan Lianke’s Trilogy of Disease
Shelley W. Chan
Part III AIDS and Virus: From Film to Forum
7. Reluctant Transcendence: AIDS and the Catastrophic Condition in Gu Changwei’s Film Love for Life
8. Alone Together: Contagion, Stigmatization and Utopia as Therapy in Zhao Liang’s AIDS Documentary Together
9. The Unknown Virus: The Social Logic of Bio-conspiracy Theories in Contemporary China