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Epidemics in Modern Asia (New Approaches to Asian History)

Epidemics in Modern Asia (New Approaches to Asian History)

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Robert Peckham
Cambridge University Press, 6/24/2016
EAN 9781107446762, ISBN10: 1107446767

Paperback, 378 pages, 22.9 x 15.3 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Epidemics have played a critical role in shaping modern Asia. Encompassing two centuries of Asian history, Robert Peckham explores the profound impact that infectious disease has had on societies across the region: from India to China and the Russian Far East. The book tracks the links between biology, history, and geopolitics, highlighting infectious disease's interdependencies with empire, modernization, revolution, nationalism, migration, and transnational patterns of trade. By examining the history of Asia through the lens of epidemics, Peckham vividly illustrates how society's material conditions are entangled with social and political processes, offering an entirely fresh perspective on Asia's transformation.

Introduction
contagious histories
1. Mobility
2. Cities
3. Environment
4. War
5. Globalization
Conclusion
epidemics and the end of history
Glossary
Select timeline
Suggested reading
Index.