In order to make resources on the history of Western medicine in China more readily available to researchers around the world, finding guides for several major repositories are being created, and selected primary source documents and limited circulation publications are being digitized and made available here. This and other information will be accessible via this website portal, including links to existing bibliographies, databases, and inventories of archives and libraries, as well as a searchable inventory of hospitals, medical schools, nursing schools, and pharmacy schools in China, 1800-1950.
Digitized Photograph Collections
Hospital & medical school records/ reports:
Links for Historical context of imperialism, Christianity, and urban environment of medicine 1800-1950
MIT Visualizing Cultures
stunning images, essays on historical context of European and Japanese imperialism
Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity
some Chinese Christian physicians and medical missionaries
The Ricci 21st Century Roundtable
on the History of Christianity in China 點睛論壇：中國基督宗教史研究電腦信息庫
archives for the history of Christianity in China
Virtual Shanghai 上海
Primary source maps, images, texts and essays by historians of Shanghai. About 50% of Chinese physicians and medical institutions were in Shanghai before 1949.
Virtual Beijing 北京
Beijing was also a focus of institutions of Western medicine. See also 1928 Chinese Medical Guide which focuses on medical institutions in Beijing.
Virtual Tianjin 天津
The focus of award-winning work on public health by Ruth Rogaski and Chinese historians like Yu Xinzhong, Tianjin's unique nine nation concession zone provides a comparative study of hygiene and medicine in semi-colonial China.
Virtual Suzhou 蘇州
Maps, images, texts. Suzhou also had signficant medical institutions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Historical Photos of China
This project aims to locate, archive, and disseminate photographs from the substantial holdings of images of modern China held mostly in private hands overseas.
offers historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United States.