Academic Profile

Fang Xiaoping is an assistant professor of history at the School of Humanities of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his PhD in History from the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he majored in modern China and the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia from 2002 to 2008. He studied and worked at the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK (2005-2006), the Asia Research Institute of the NUS (2008), the China Research Centre of the University of Technology Sydney, Australia (2009-2013), and the National Humanities Center, USA (2019-2020).
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Asst Prof Fang Xiaoping
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

History of medicine, health, and pandemics in twentieth-century China
The socio-political history of Mao’s China after 1949
  • Migration and Disease in Singapore, 1819-1945
  • Xiaoping Fang. (2021). China and the Cholera Pandemic: Restructuring Society under Mao. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

  • Xiaoping Fang. (2021). “Mass Inoculation and Rural Rhythms: Local Agents, Population Data, and Restructured Social Systems in the Cholera Pandemic in China, 1962–1965.” Modern China, 47.2: 208–39.

  • Xiaoping Fang. (2019). “Changing Narratives and Persisting Tensions: Conflicts between Chinese and Western Medicine and Professional Profiles in Chinese Films and Literature.” Medical History, 63.4: 454–74.

  • Xiaoping Fang. (2017). “Bamboo Steamers and Red Flags: Building Discipline and Collegiality among China's Traditional Rural Midwives in the 1950s.” The China Quarterly, 230: 420–43.

  • Xiaoping Fang. (2014). “The Global Cholera Pandemic Reaches Chinese Villages: Population Mobility, Political Control, and Economic Incentives in Epidemic Prevention, 1962–1964.” Modern Asian Studies, 48.3: 754–90.

  • Xiaoping Fang. (2012). Barefoot Doctors and Western Medicine in China. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.