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Fall 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010
Arthur Kleinman, M.D.
(Anthropology, Harvard; Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical Center; Harvard University Asia Center)
Deep China: A Reprise
3:30 pm Curtin 175
co-sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin

In this talk, Dr. Kleinman will reprise his forthcoming book, co-written with six of his former students, entitled “Deep China: Remaking the Moral Person in China Today."

One of the world’s leading medical anthropologists, Dr. Kleinman is also a major figure in cultural psychiatry, global health, and social medicine. He is the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, and is also Professor of Social Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Victor and William Fung Director of Harvard University’s Asia Center.

Since 1968, Dr. Kleinman has conducted research in Chinese society, first in Taiwan, and since 1978 in China, on depression, somatization, epilepsy, schizophrenia and suicide, and other forms of violence. He is the author of six books, editor or co-editor of 30 volumes and special issues of journals, and is author of more than 220 research and review articles and chapters. His chief publications are Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture; Social Origins of Distress and Disease: Neurasthenia, Depression and Pain in Modern China; The Illness Narratives; Rethinking Psychiatry; Culture and Depression (co-editor); Social Suffering (co-editor); and his most recent book, What Really Matters.

Two additional events are related to Dr. Kleinman's visit to Milwaukee:

Open Forum: Dr. Kleinman's Work on Caregiving
Friday, December 10
Noon, Mitchell 195
Co-sponsored by C21 research workshop on Science, Medicine, and Society

At this open forum, Dr. Kleinman will make a brief presentation, followed by two brief responses from medical anthropologists Kalman Applbaum (UWM) and Claire Wendland, M.D. (UW-Madison). An open question-and-answer session follows.

Recommended background readings from The Lancet: "Caregiving: the odyssey of becoming more human" and "Catastrophe and caregiving: the failure of medicine as an art."
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Has Care Divorced Itself from Medicine?
Ninth Paul S. Pierson Memorial Lecture in Bioethics & Medical Humanities
Medical College of Wisconsin
Thursday, December 9
5 pm, HRC Auditorium
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
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