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SARS, reception and interpretation in three Chinese cities, edited by Deborah Davis, Helen F. Siu

SARS (Acute Respiratory Syndrome) first presented itself to the global medical community as a case of atypical pneumonia in one small Chinese village in November 2002. Three months later the mysterious illness rapidly spread and appeared in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Toronto and then Singapore. The high fatality rate and sheer speed at which this disease spread prompted the World Health Organization to initiate a medieval practice of quarantine in the absence of any scientific knowledge of the disease. Now three years on from the initital outbreak, SARS poses no major threat and has vanished from
Table Of Contents
Book Cover; Half-Title; Series-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. SARS: Reception and interpretations in three Chinese cities; 2. Global connectivity and local politics: SARS, talk radio, and public opinion; 3. Sars, avian flu, and the urban double take; 4. Eulogy and practice: Public professionals and private lives; 5. Artistic responses to SARS: Footprints in the local and global realms of cyberspace; 6. SARS humor for the virtual community: Between the Chinese emerging public sphere and the authoritarian state
Literary Form
non fiction
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1 online resource (193 p.)
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