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Title: Mass inoculation and rural rhythms : local agents, population data, and restructured social systems during the cholera pandemic in China, 1962–1965
Authors: Fang, Xiaoping
Keywords: Humanities::History
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Fang, X. (2021). Mass inoculation and rural rhythms : local agents, population data, and restructured social systems during the cholera pandemic in China, 1962–1965. Modern China, 47(2), 204-235. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0097700420935373
Project: M4011572 RG146/15
NTU IRB-2016-12-004
Journal: Modern China
Abstract: This article examines the dynamics between the mass inoculation campaigns and China’s restructured rural social system during the 1962–1965 cholera pandemic, with a focus on the role of local agents and population data during the integration of the medical and administrative systems. The inoculation campaigns not only harnessed local agents and household and accounting information provided by the broader social restructuring initiatives but also directly contributed to these by compiling inoculation registers and certificates. These campaigns included the administrative and medical systems and combined social, production, and epidemiological data in a reciprocal process. The mass inoculations therefore functionalized social control; facilitated the formation and top-down imposition of a new, broad-reaching social structure; and contributed to the formation of a sedentary society. In this sense, these inoculation campaigns were a significant social and political exercise rather than just a pathological, medical, and health incident.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/153519
ISSN: 0097-7004
DOI: 10.1177/0097700420935373
Rights: © 2020 The Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published in Modern China and is made available with permission of The Author(s).
Fulltext Permission: open
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