Department of History

David Luesink

  • Visiting Assistant Professor


Modern Chinese History
Modern East Asia
History of Medicine


Modern East Asia
Modern China
Late Imperial China
History of Medicine in China

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of British Columbia, 2012

Representative Publications

The Body Anatomic and the Body Politic in China (manuscript in progress).
China and the Globalization of Biomedicine, Editor, with William Schneider and Zhang Daqing (under consideration with University of Rochester Press).
Science in Chinese Context: Laboratory life on the periphery (manuscript in progress).

Peer-reviewed articles and chapters
“State power, governmentality and the (mis)remembrance of Chinese medicine,” edited by Howard Chiang, Historical Epistemology and the Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, University of Manchester Press, 2015.

“The History of Chinese Medicine: Empires, Transnationalism and Medicine in China, 1908-1937,” in Uneasy Encounters: The Politics of Medicine and Health in China, 1900-1937, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, New York, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009.

Wang Youpeng,  "Jindai Zhongyiyao qikan de renwen sikao: Zhongguo jindai zhongyiyao qikan huibian bianji ganyan," [Editor’s Reflections, Humanist analysis on periodicals of Chinese medicine from the modern period Compilation of periodicals of Chinese medicine from the modern period]. Twentieth-Century China, 40, no. 1 (2015): 69-78.