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Asylums & the Insane in Early 20th c. China

  • March 01, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • CSUSB Pfau Library, 4th Floor PL-4005

The CSUSB Modern China Lecture Series
WAC Inland So Cal

to participate in a fascinating talk at
CSUSB, 5500 University P
kwy., San Bernardino

Asylums & the Insane in Early 20th Century China
featuring Dr. Emily Baum
Associate Professor of History, UC Irvine

Friday, March 1, 2019
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Pfau Library - 4th fl., PL-4005

Free program - Parking is $6
(Pay at the campus entrance kiosk or machines in the parking lots.)

How was “madness” understood in early twentieth-century China?
This talk will explore the shifting meanings associated with madness during the last decade of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) and the first decade of the Chinese republic (1911-1949). During this time, the first public asylum and the first modern police force were both established in the Chinese capital of Beijing. In tandem with the advent of these new quasi-disciplinary, quasi-charitable institutions, understandings of who should be considered "insane" shifted dramatically. This talk will demonstrate the ways in which the concept of "madness" evolved
over the course of the early twentieth century, and will argue that
these changing understandings of insanity arose in part due to the emergence of new policing mechanisms in the capital city.

See you on March 1st!

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