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Forming Intimate Communities in Modern China: Book Discussion with Nicole Barnes
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Nicole Barnes

Join us for a book discussion of Nicole Barnes's recent book, Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945. In this book, Professor Barnes examines how the women who worked as nurses, doctors, and midwives during China's War of Resistance created emotional bonds that brought the nation together. Participants should expect an open-ended discussion focusing on how her book approaches emotions as part of larger historical questions. Together, we will think about how analyzing emotions enables us to better understand the history of medicine and the formation of a modern nation. ***Lunch will be served.***

Intimate Communities is available to download for free from the University of California Press.

Contact: Jamal Quick