Marta Hanson, Ph.D.
Institute for the History of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University
1900 East Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
History of Chinese science and medicine; history of epidemics, disease, and public health in China; Chinese arts of memory, and late imperial Chinese cultural and social history
Speaking of Epidemics in Chinese Medicine: Disease and the Geographic Imagination in Late Imperial China
(PDF copies of these articles are available at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/martahanson/research/publications.htm)
"Conceptual Blind Spots, Media Blindfolds: The Case of SARS and Traditional Chinese Medicine." In Angela Ki-Che Leung and Charlotte Furth, eds., Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia. Chapel Hill: Duke University Press, 2011.
“The art of medicine: Maoist public-health campaigns, Chinese medicine, and SARS.”
The Lancet, vol. 372 (Oct. 25, 2009): 1457-8.
“Hand Mnemonics in Classical Chinese Medicine: Texts, Earliest Images, and Arts of Memory.” Festschrift issue in honor of Nathan Sivin, Asia Major series 3, 21.1 (2008): 325-57.
"Jesuits and Medicine in the Kangxi Court (1662-1722)." Publication of Keynote Address given March 8, 2007, for "Medicine and Culture: Chinese-Western Medical Exchange" Symposium at the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, USF Center for the Pacific Rim, Pacific Rim Report 43 (July 2007): 1-10.
"Northern Purgatives, Southern Restoratives: Ming Medical Regionalism." Asian Medicine 2.2 (2006): 115-170.
"Enhancing the Practitioner's Sense of Time, Place, and Practice: The History of Chinese Medicine for Practitioners Workshop ICTAM VI, April 30, 2006." Co-authored with Andy Pham. Asian Medicine 2.2 (2006): 318-353.
Proceedings of the First North American Conference on Manchu Studies (Portland, OR, May 9-10, 2003): 131-175.
Tunguso Sibirica 15, Vol. 1: Studies in Manchu Literature and History. Ed. by Wadley Stephen and Carsten Naeher in collaboration with Keith Dede. Weisbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2006.
“Manchu Medical Manuscripts and Blockprints: An Essay and Bibliographic Survey,” Saksaha: A Review of Manchu Studies 8 (2003): 1-32.
“The Golden Mirror in the Imperial Court of the Qianlong Emperor, 1739-1742.” Special issue on Imperial Patronage of Science in East Asia, Early Science and Medicine 8.2 (2003): 111-147.
“Attività editoriali e correnti di pensiero nel periodo Ming,” in Storia della Scienza, editor-in-chief Sandro Petruccioli, Roma, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, v. II, 2001, pp. 516-531. Edited by Karine Chemla, in collaboration with Francesca Bray, Fu Daiwie, Huang Yi-long, and Georges Métailié. Translation into Italian of original manuscript in English titled “Publishing and currents of medical thought during the Ming period.”
“Robust northerners and delicate southerners: the nineteenth-century invention of a southern wenbing tradition,” 262-291. Innovation in Chinese Medicine, ed. by Elisabeth Hsu. Needham Research Institute Studies 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Recent media coverage
"Wie man in China Hände zum Memorieren verwendet" ("How the Chinese used their hands to remember"), Der Standard (Austria) http://derstandard.at/1322873120270/Fuenf-Finger-fuer-die-Erinnerung-Wie-man-in-China-Haende-zum-Memorieren-verwendet.
- The History of Public Health in China (Spring 2007 English bibliography)
- The History of Public Health in China (Fall 2009 English and Chinese bibliography)
- Medicine (and Science) in History: An Introduction to Historiography
- Fall 2007: An Introduction to Historical Methods in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
- History of Chinese Medicine
- History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Modern China
- Comparing Science in China and the West
- Graduate Reading Seminar in the History of Science and Medicine in Modern China
- 140.601 History of Science, Medicine and Technology: An Introduction to Historical Methods (Fall 2009)