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Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asia: International Influences, Local Transformations
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Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asia: International Influences, Local Transformations (Hardback)

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This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows how international health standards were implemented, sometimes through the direct intervention of transnational organisations, and explores how indigenous traditions and local social and cultural concerns affected developments, with, in some cases, the construction of public health systems forming an important part of nation-building in post-war and post-independence countries. Throughout, the book relates developments in public health systems to people's health, demographic changes, and economic and social reconstruction projects.











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Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicineMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesPublic health & preventive medicine Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 11/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9780415719056  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Liping Bu is a Professor in the Department of History at Alma College, Michigan, USA Ka-che Yip is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

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