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Bridie J. Andrews

Associate Professor, History
part-time instructor, New England School of Acupuncture
Ph.D., Univ. of Cambridge
BSc, Edinburgh University
Office: Adamian Academic Center 121 | 781.891._2424 |

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BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University (UK); PhD in History from Cambridge University (UK); Fellowships awarded from The Wellcome Trust at SOAS, London; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania; Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University; Jeanne and Dan Valente Center at Bentley University.

Teaching Interests

China; Japan; History of medicine; Chinese medicine; History of drugs trades; Women's history in Asia; East Asia;

Research Interests

History of China; History of medicine, especially in E Asia; Modern history of acupuncture Cultural exchange History of trade in drugs and materia medica

Consulting/Practice Interests

Cultural competency training History for acupuncturists and other CAM practitioners; Medical and pharmaceutical market in China

Professional Memberships

American Association for the History of Medicine
Association for Asian Studies
International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine
International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine

Awards and Honors

2013, The Albert Mann Lecturer in the Humanities, Seattle University
2011, Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Associate in Research
2011, Conference Grant, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
2011, Conference Grant, China Medical Board
2006, Bentley College Center for the Arts and Sciences Fellow, 2006-2007
2006, Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship 2006, to support travel to China to conduct research and present at a conference on history of medicine in China.
2002, Harvard Asia Center Grant. $20,000. To support my organization of an international workshop on the history of the modernization of medicine across East Asia.
2002, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Fellow, 2001-2002
1998, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. Held at the University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of History and Sociology of Science
1996, Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship, held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Journal Articles
Andrews, B. J. (2013). “Changes in the Chinese medical body-image”, extended interview (in Japanese translation). “Changes in the Chinese meToyo Igaku Shinkyu Jyanaru (Oriental Medicine: Journal of Acupuncture), 30 (1), 51-62.. (link)

Andrews, B. J. (1997). Tuberculosis and the assimilation of germ theory in China, 1895 - 1937. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 52 (1), 114-157.

Cunningham, A. R, Andrews, B. J. (1997). Western Medicine as Contested Knowledge. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.

Edited Volumes
Andrews, B. J, Bullock, M. B. (Ed.). Medical Transitions in Twentieth Century China. In Bridie J. Andrews and Mary Brown Bullock (Eds.), . Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press

Sutphen, M. P, Andrews, B. J. (Ed.). (2003). Medicine and Identity in the Colonies.  (pp. 200). London: Routledge

Book Chapters
Andrews, B. J. Blood in the history of medicine in China. In Howard Chiang (Eds.), Historical Epistemology in the Making of Modern Chinese Medicine (pp. not yet known). Manchester: . Manchester University Press

Andrews, B. J. (2012). The Myth of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Naomi Standen (Eds.), Chinese History for Today: Key Themes. Lanham, MD: . Rowman & Littlefield

Andrews, B. J. (2012). Andreas Cleyer's Examples of Chinese Medicine. In Michael Sappol (Eds.), Hidden Treasure of the National Library of Medicine (pp. 38-39). New York, NY: . Blast Books (link)

Andrews, B. J. (2012). Anatomical Charts of Channel Acupoints for the New Acupuncture. In Michael Sappol (Eds.), Hidden Treasure (pp. 40-41). New York, NY: . Blast Books (link)

Andrews, B. J. (2012). Chapter Seven: The Republic of China (1912-1948) . In TJ Hinrichs and Linda Barnes (Eds.), Chinese Medicine and Healing: An Illustrated History. Cambridge, MA: . Harvard University Press

Andrews, B. J. (2011). From case records to case histories: The modernization of a Chinese medical genre, 1912-1949. In Hsu, Elisabeth (Eds.), Innovation in Chinese Medicine (second printing ed.) (pp. 324-336). Cambridge: . Cambridge University Press (link)

Andrews, B. J. (2011). In Republican China, Public Health by Whom, for Whom?. In K.C. Yip, L. Bu, and D. Stapleton (Eds.), Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia (pp. 177-194). New York, NY: . Routledge

Andrews, B. J. (2009). Blood in Chinese medical history (in Chinese translation). In Yu, Xinzhong (Eds.), ., Disease, Medicine and Hygiene since the Qing Dynasty (in Chinese) (pp. 159-188). Beijing: . Sanlian

Andrews, B. J. (2009). The difficult lives of the first generation of modern Chinese doctors (in Korean translation). In Lee Heung-Ki; Seoul National University Hospital (Eds.), Histories of East Asian doctors of the last century (in Korean) (pp. 230-277). Seoul: . Thaehaksa

Andrews, B. J. (2008). Women in East Asia. In Stearns, Peter N (Eds.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (pp. 18-21). Oxford: . Oxford University Press (link)

Andrews, B. J. (2008). The Chinese Government Role in the Introduction of Western Medicine (in Korean translation). In Seoul National University (Eds.),  (pp. 230-290). Seoul, S. Korea: . Thaehaksa

Andrews, B. J. (2008). Gender in East Asia. In Stearns, Peter N (Eds.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (pp. 429-430). Oxford: . Oxford University Press (link)

Andrews, B. J. (2007). "Ding Fubao"; "Y.C. Jimmy Yen". In Bynum, H, Bynum, W (Eds.), The Dictionary of Medical Biography (pp. 416-417; 1334-1335). London: . Greenwood Press (link)

Andrews, B. J. (2001). From bedpan to revolution: Qiu Jin and western nursing in China. In Hardy, Anne; Conrad, Lawrence (Eds.), Women and Modern Medicine (pp. 53-71). Amsterdam and London: . Rodopi (link)

Book Reviews
Andrews, B. J. (2011). [Review of the book A Cultural History of Modern Science in China.]. Journal of Asian Studies.

Andrews, B. J. [Review of the book Reproducing Women]. The Times Literary Supplement. Forthcoming

Andrews, B. J. (2010). [Review of the book A Dictionary of the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen]. Journal of Chinese Philosophy.

Andrews, B. J. (2010). [Review of the book Leprosy in China: A Cultural History]. China Quarterly.

Andrews, B. J. (2010). [Review of the book The Afterlife of Images]. Social History.

Andrews, B. J. (2010). [Review of the book The Journal and Official Correspondence of Bernard Jean Bettelheim 1845-54.]. Medical History.

Andrews, B. J. (2009). [Review of the book Review of Ho Peng Yoke, Explorations in Daoism, Medicine and Alchemy in Literature]. Isis.

Andrews, B. J. (2009). [Review of the book Review of Zhongguo jin dai ji bing she hui shi (A Social History of Diseases in Modern China) (1912-1937)]. ISIS.

Andrews, B. J. (2008). [Review of the book Review of Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine: An Ethnographic Account from Contemporary China by Yanhua Zhang]. The China Quarterly. (link)

Andrews, B. J. (2006). [Review of the book Review of Acupuncture Medicine: Its Historical and Clinical Background.]. Bulletin of the History of Medicine.

Andrews, B. J. (2005). [Review of the book Review of A Chinese Physician: Wang Ji and the Stone Mountain Medical Case Histories. ]. China Review International .

Andrews, B. J. (2003). [Review of the book Review of Sex, Law, and Society in Late Imperial China.]. ISIS.

Andrews, B. J. (2003). [Review of the book The Ancients' View of Science]. Science.

Andrews, B. J. (1997). [Review of the book Another kind of miracle (review of four recent books in Chinese history of science, religion and medicine)]. The Times Literary Supplement.

Andrews, B. J, Schwarzkopf, D. L. (2014). The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1860-1960. University of British Columbia Press Forthcoming

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Andrews, B. J. (2013). "Medicine and Self-Fashioning in Modern China." Presented at the Association for Asian Studies's Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Andrews, B. J. (2012). ""Science, dialectical materialism and the Chinese-medical body in the 20th century"." Presented at the Japanese Society for Health and Human Ecology's Annual Meeting, Tokyo University, Japan.

Andrews, B. J. (2012). ""Serving the profession? The changing constituencies of the Chinese Medical Association, 1915-2012"," Presented at the Harvard University Center for History and Economics's Seminar in History and Economics, Harvard University.

Andrews, B. J. (2012). "Understanding and Describing Classical Medical Texts." Presented at the Bentley University / Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation's Understanding Chinese Medicine, Bentley.

Andrews, B. J. (2012). "Medieval Acumoxa along the Silk Road." Presented at the NEH's NEH Summer Seminar in Medieval Medicine, Wellcome Institute, London.

Andrews, B. J. (2012). "Birth Control Before the One-Child Policy." Presented at the Cambridge University's Reproducing China, Cambridge, UK.

Andrews, B. J. (2012). "History of the Chinese Medical Association." Presented at the China Medical Board and Peking University of Health Sciences's Health and Healing in 20th-century China, Beijing, China.

Andrews, B. J. (2011). "History of the Chinese Medical Association." Presented at the China Medical Board and Bentley University's Health and Medicine in Twentieth-century China, Dedham, MA.

Andrews, B. J. (2011). "Systems, ecologies, communities and regimens." Presented at the University of Westminster/ICTAM/Wellcome Trust's Systems Biology and Chinese Medicine, London, UK.

Andrews, B. J. (2011). "Commentator for Session 172: Towards a Transnational History of East Asian Medicine: Tracing Pathologies of the Liver across East Asia." Presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Andrews, B. J. (2010). "Blood in Late Imperial Chinese Medicine." Presented at the University of Michigan's Chinese Studies Seminar, Ann Arbor, MI.

Andrews, B. J. (2009). "Training doctors versus building a medical profession: illustrations of the difference from modern China." Presented at the Intellectuals, Professions, and Knowledge Production in Twentieth-Century China, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Andrews, B. J. (2009). "Is that a fact? An historian's reflections on the relationship between truth and facts"

Andrews, B. J. (2009). "Culture, Ethnicity, and Medical Missionary Work: The Career of Wong Fun (Huang Kuan), 1829-1878." Presented at the New England Historical Association Annual Conference, University of Southern Maine, Portland.

Andrews, B. J. (2009). "Public Health in Republican China." Presented at the Public Health in East Asia, Rockefeller Archive Center, Tarrytown, NY.

Andrews, B. J. (2009). "Becoming "scientific" in Chinese medicine." Presented at the XXIII International Congress of the History of Science and Technology, Budapest, Hungary.

Andrews, B. J. (2008). "Medical Reforms in Japan and Their Influence in China, 1868-1937." Presented at the 12th International Congress on the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.


Department Service
Mentor (Student) for , 2008 - Present
Committee Chair for Dept. tenure evalution committee, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for Search Committee, 2013 - 2013

University Service
Committee Member for Bentley Ethics Committee, 2009 - Present
Committee Member for Advisory Board, Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences, 2008 - 2013
Faculty contact for State Street China for State Street Bank (Hangzhou, China), 2006 - 2011
Committee Member for Faculty Affairs Committee, 2005 - 2008

Professional Service
Editorial Review Board Member for East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, 2005 - Present