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Yi-Li Wu




Yi-Li Wu is the author of Reproducing Women: Medicine, Metaphor, and Childbirth in Late Imperial China (UC Press). She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in international relations and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University. She was a faculty member at Albion College for thirteen years and subsequently a researcher with the EASTMedicine group at the University of Westminster (UK). Her publications on society, culture, and the body in late imperial China have examined breast cancer, medical iconography, forensics, bone setting, the circulation of Chinese medicine in Korea, and Chinese views of European medicine. She is completing a monograph on the history of medicine for injuries and wounds in China, using this subfield of literate medicine to explore how experiences of the material and structural body shaped the development of Chinese medical thought.

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