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Author Armstrong-Reid, Susan, 1950- author
Title The China gadabouts : new frontiers of humanitarian nursing, 1941-51 / Susan Armstrong-Reid
Imprint Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, [2018]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  R722 .A76 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020578845
 Modern History Library  362.1730951 A737    AVAILABLE    30550100674249
Descript xiv, 340 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-319) and index
"The Sino-Japanese War (1937-45) had a devastating impact on China's civilian population. Braving bandits, disease, and dangerous roads, the China Convoy--a Quaker-sponsored humanitarian unit - delivered medical supplies and provided famine and medical relief in the unoccupied territory of "Free China" and later to both sides in the ensuing civil war. China Gadabouts examines the contested roles played by Western and Chinese nurses in the Convoy's humanitarian efforts from 1941 to 1951. In so doing, it re-examines the quandaries of Quaker's' purportedly apolitical global engagement that remain salient for contemporary humanitarians. Susan Armstrong-Reid explores how this work gave meaning to the women's lives and how they attempted to carve out personal and professional space despite a chaotic, unfamiliar, and occasionally hostile environment. China Gadabouts illuminated the ethical dilemmas, professional challenges, and opportunities presented by humanitarian nursing with a Western-base relief organization, while acknowledging its contentious imperial role. In doing so, it spotlights an understudied area of global nursing - its role with INGOs, now more active than ever in global health care"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Nursing -- China -- History -- 20th century
Humanitarian assistance -- China -- History -- 20th century
Missions, Medical -- China -- History -- 20th century
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Health aspects -- China
Medical Missions, Official -- history
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