Emily Baum

Assistant Professor, History
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2013


Cert., Johns Hopkins University - Nanjing Center Campus, 2008


M.A., Columbia University, 2007


B.A., Georgetown University, 2006

Email: emily.baum@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
300 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Modern China; history of medicine and psychiatry in China; comparative medical history
   
Academic
Distinctions
Celebration of Teaching Award, Dean's Honoree for School of Humanities (2017)
   
Research
Abstract
I study modern China, with a particular interest in illness and social deviance. My current book project, The Invention of Madness (under contract at University of Chicago Press, scheduled 2018), examines the history of insanity in early twentieth-century Beijing.

I am additionally interested in global and comparative histories of psychology, psychiatry, and medicine, and have written papers on behavioral psychology in China and the patent medicine industry in early twentieth-century Shanghai. At UC Irvine, I teach courses on modern Chinese history, East Asian/world history, and comparative medical history.
   
Publications "Choosing Cures for Mental Ills: Psychiatry and Chinese Medicine in Early Twentieth-Century China." Asian Review of World Histories 6, no. 1 (January 2018).
   
  "Healthy Minds, Compliant Citizens: The Politics of Mental Hygiene in Republican China, 1928-1937." Twentieth-Century China 42, no. 3 (October 2017).
   
  "Chinese Psychiatric Welfare in Historical Perspective." In Garcia, Hood, and Kadetz, eds. Handbook of Welfare in China. London: Elgar, 2017.
   
  “Cong fengdian dao jingshen bing: xifang jingshen yixue zai minguo Beijing de fazhan yu xianzhi” [From Madness to Mental Illness: The Achievements and Limits of Western Psychiatric Philanthropy in Republican Beijing]. In Zhang Daqing and Chen Qi, eds. Chuantong yu xiandai zhijian: jindai xiyi zai Zhongguo [Between Tradition and Modernity: Western Medicine in China]. Shanghai: Commercial Press, 2016.
   
  “Controlling Minds: Guo Renyuan, Behavioral Psychology, and Fascism in Republican China.” The Chinese Historical Review vol. 22, no. 2 (Fall 2015).
   
  “Health by the Bottle: The Dr. Williams’ Medicine Company and the Commodification of Well-Being in the Liangyou Pictorial.” In Paul Pickowicz, Shen Kuiyi, and Zhang Yingjin, eds. Liangyou: Kaleidoscopic Modernity and the Shanghai Metropolis, 1926-1945. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
   
  Book reviews have appeared in Journal of Asian Studies, History of Psychiatry, LA Review of Books, and Times Literary Supplement, among others.
   
Grant ACLS-Luce Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-16), UC Hellman Fellowship (2015-2016), NEH Summer Stipend (2015), Fulbright IIE (2011-2012), Social Science Research Council (2011-2012), Rockefeller Foundation Grant-in-Aid (2012), Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (2009-2013), UCSD Predoctoral Humanities Fellowship (2008-2009)
   
   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5991
   
Last updated 06/26/2017