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Imperfect Conceptions: Medical Knowledge, Birth Defects, and Eugenics in China

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In 1995 the People's Republic of China passed a controversial Eugenics Law, which after a torrent of international criticism, was euphemistically renamed the Maternal and Infant Health Law. Aimed at "the implementation of premarital medical checkups" to ensure that neither partner has any hereditary, venereal, reproductive, or mental disorders, the ordinance implies that ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 23rd 1998 by Columbia University Press (first published November 15th 1998)
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Frank Dikötter is the Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and Professor of the Modern History of China on leave from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Born in the Netherlands in 1961, he was educated in Switzerland and graduated from the University of Geneva with a Double Major in History and Russian. After two years in the People's Republic
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