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Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Anna Lora-Wainwright


Numerous reports of “cancer villages” have appeared in the past decade in both Chinese and Western media, highlighting the downside of China's economic development. Less generally known is how people experience and understand cancer in areas where there is no agreement on its cause. Who or what do they blame? How do they cope with its onset? This book offers a bottom-up account of how rural families strive to make sense of cancer and care for sufferers. It addresses crucial areas of concern such as health, development, morality, and social change in an effort to understand what is at stake in ... More

Keywords: cancer, China, health, development, morality, social change, Chinese countryside, welfare, cancer villages, social inequities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824836825
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Lora-Wainwright, author
University of Oxford