Indiana University and its co-sponsor, the Peking University Health Science Center 北京大学医学部, have received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support a project on the history of Western medicine in China from 1800 to 1950. The project will study the establishment and activities of hospitals, medical schools and other institutions in medical care, education and public health campaigns.
The “Western Medicine in China” project has two main activities. The first is to hold two scholarly conferences, one was held in Indianapolis in June 2012 and the other will be held in Beijing, China, in the June of 2013. These events will identify and bring together North American and Chinese scholars who will present their latest research on western medicine in China and discuss promising areas for future research.
The second activity is to identify historical research materials housed at over a dozen archives around the world with the intent of making the resources more readily available to interested scholars and students. Finding guides and digitized copies of selected primary resources, documents and publications will also be made available online.