Nursing Shifts in Sichuan

Canadian Missions and Wartime China, 1937-1951
University of British Columbia Press
  • erscheint ca. am 7. Januar 2022
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 320 Seiten
978-0-7748-6571-5 (ISBN)
In 1943, the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) was forced to evacuate to the Canadian West China Mission in Chengdu, Sichuan. As part of an extraordinary mass migration to Free China during the Japanese occupation, the refugee PUMC transformed nursing at the Canadian mission, initiating the second university nursing program in the country. Both programs were closed by the new Communist government in 1951, and degree programs lay dormant in China for the next thirty-five years. Nursing Shifts in Sichuan offers both a cautionary tale about the fragility of transnational relations and a testament to the resilience of educated women.
  • Englisch
  • Vancouver
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  • Kanada
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
15 photographs, 13 tables, 1 map, 1 chart
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
978-0-7748-6571-5 (9780774865715)

Sonya Grypma is internationally recognized for her work on missionary nursing in China. She is the author of Healing Henan: Canadian Nurses at the North China Mission, 1888-1947 and China Interrupted: Japanese Internment and the Reshaping of a Canadian Missionary Community. Grypma served as the dean of nursing at Trinity Western University before becoming Vice Provost of Leadership and Graduate Studies. She is the past president of the Canadian Association for Schools of Nursing.

Part 1: Before the PUMC Closure

1 China Calling (1914-1933)

2 Unsettling Nursing (1932-1940)

3 Shifting Missions (1936-1940)

4 The Bomb that Changed Everything (1940-1942)

Part 2: After the PUMC Closure

5 Starting over in West China (1943-1945)

6 Fighting the Foundation's "Darling Child" (1943-1946)

7 "Our Triumphant Return" (1946-1949)

8 The Last Chapter (1949-1951)


Appendix 1 List of Nurses at the West China Mission

Appendix 2 PUMC Nursing Faculty to 1949

Appendix 3 List of All Interned Nurses in China

Appendix 4 PUMC Nursing Graduates to 1939

Notes; References; Index
"This is an important book and a riveting story." -- Sioban Nelson, University of Toronto "Nursing Shifts in Sichuan is truly hard to put down! This is an exciting read, albeit sometimes a sad one, written by an outstanding scholar of nursing, religion, and mission. Social history at its best." -- Barbra Mann Wall, University of Virginia

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