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Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History

Ka-che YIP


Studying malaria in modern East Asia in the context of the global history of the disease, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political dimensions of the relationship between malaria and human society in a region which has often been neglected by historians of the disease. The authors examine the development and consequences of various anti-malaria strategies in Hong Kong, Okinawa, Taiwan, mainland China, and East Asia as a whole. The British and Japanese colonial models of disease control are explored, as is the later American technolog ... More

Keywords: malaria, East Asia, disease, anti-malaria policies, DDT, public health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622095878
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622095878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ka-che YIP, editor