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Internships in Global Health - Chinese Hospitals in Recent History: Building a Research Bibliography
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|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||Global Health and Health Policy||Program Type:||Internship|
|Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students||Time Away:||Summer|
|Duration of Program:||8 or more weeks|
Chinese Hospitals in Recent History: Building a Research Bibliography
Duration: 8-12 weeks
Number of Positions: 1-2
About: Much has been said about China in the current COVID-19 pandemic, but there has been startlingly little discussion on the basic unit of health care provision in Chinese cities: the hospital. Taking roots in cities and towns throughout China during the nineteenth century, hospitals offer a valuable lens into China’s modern history and the global history of health care up to modern times.
While scholars have made extensive use of the large body of archival documents and papers created by foreign missionaries and philanthropic foundations in the early twentieth century, it is only in recent decades that Chinese hospitals have begun to play an increasing role in the global production of biomedical knowledge. We must do better to account for the prolific output of scientific actors situated within the institutional context of Chinese hospitals today, who were caught between a strong Socialist legacy of total mobilization and a “planned economy” of health provision on the one hand, and the intense competitive insurance-based market reform that is predicated upon entrepreneurship, trans-national flow of capital, and above the measurement of deliverables and profit.
This project seeks to build a research bibliography regarding the contributions of Chinese hospitals to global biomedical knowledge. This project is led by Princeton History Professor He Bian.
Intern Responsibilities: Basic tasks will include extracting relevant articles by Chinese hospital actors from English-language major depositories such as PubMed, as well as a formidable body of scholarly publications in Chinese databases such as CNKI. Aside from collecting and annotating an appropriate number of articles per week, students will be expected to identify their own line of research interest within the larger fields of history of hospitals and Contemporary Chinese studies, and participate in weekly reading groups.
Qualifications: Previous experience with Zotero, bibliographical information management, and familiarity with the basic biomedical research literature on PubMed is desirable. Reading knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is welcome but not required.
New Internships for 2020; no past Princeton interns.
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