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Eric Hayot: Chinese Bodies, Their Parts, and Their Markets

19 November 2009 12:30 pm

Room 471 20 Cooper Square (Bowery and East 5th)

In the basement of the Yale University Medical Library are some eighty portraits that show patients of Dr. Peter Parker, the American founder of the first Western hospital in China. These portraits testify, first (or perhaps last) to the [...]