Barefoot doctors during the Cultural Revolution
Conférence de Fang Xiaoping (Assistant Professor of History at the School of Humanities, the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) organisée par le Centre pour une Histoire des Sciences vue d’Asie, CHSA (UMR7219, SPHERE. La conférence (en anglais) s’intitule : “Barefoot Doctors during the Cultural Revolution: Medicine, Politics, and Social Life in Mao’s China”.
- Mardi 12 mars 2019, à 14 h
- Université Paris Diderot, bâtiment Condorcet
4 rue Elsa Morante – 75013 Paris
In 1968, at the height of the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), the Chinese Communist Party endorsed a radical new system of health-care delivery for the rural masses that was inspired by the principles of revolutionary socialism and promoted nationwide. The lynchpin of the new system were so-called barefoot doctors. Soon every village had at least one barefoot doctor to provide basic medical care, creating a national network of healthcare services for the very first time in China. This massive public health initiative had far-reaching consequences for the medical development of the world’s most populous country. The barefoot doctors were portrayed nationally and internationally as revolutionary heroes who waded undaunted through rice paddies to bring effective, low-cost care to poor peasants.
Entrée libre, dans la limite des places disponibles.
Télécharger le poster de la conférence, avec le résumé et un plan du campus : http://www.sphere.univ-paris-diderot.fr/spip.php?article2258