English: Ito Jakuchu's 'White Phoenix on Old Pine from the Colourful Realm of Living Beings' (Edo Period).Triangular hollow tomb tile with painted dragon and armed warrior design. From the Chinese Western Han Dynasty, dated to the 1st century BC. Found in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Made of gray earthenware with red, white, green, and blue polychrome. Now featured in the Royal Ontario Museum.Two gentlemen engrossed in conversation while two others look on, a Chinese painting on a ceramic tile from a tomb near Luoyang, Henan province, dated to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25220 AD)Three Girls, by Amrita Sher-Gil, 1935.Ancient Indian art in the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia
 

Histories of Health in Southeast Asia

Histories of Health in Southeast Asia
Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century

(Indiana University Press, July 2014)

Edited by Tim Harper and Sunil S. Amrith

Health patterns in Southeast Asia have changed profoundly over the past century. In that period, epidemic and chronic diseases, environmental transformations, and international health institutions have created new connections within the region and the increased interdependence of Southeast Asia with China and India. In this volume leading scholars provide a new approach to the history of health in Southeast Asia. Framed by a series of synoptic pieces on the "Landscapes of Health" in Southeast Asia in 1914, 1950, and 2014 the essays interweave local, national, and regional perspectives. They range from studies of long-term processes such as changing epidemics, mortality and aging, and environmental history to detailed accounts of particular episodes: the global cholera epidemic and the hajj, the influenza epidemic of 1918, WWII, and natural disasters. The writers also examine state policy on healthcare and the influence of organizations, from NGOs such as the China Medical Board and the Rockefeller Foundation to grassroots organizations in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.