Ying Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History. Her research interests are in the history of medicine and gender in the late imperial and early Republican China. Her dissertation project examines the production of medical knowledge and women's medical activities in the domestic sphere from the 18th century to the early 20th century. She seeks to understand the changing meanings of health care and bodily centered knowledge in relation to the ideas of domestic spatial organization, gender relations, and the place of home in the society. In order to investigate the diversity and historical changes of domestic healing activities, she uses a wide range of sources, including everyday encyclopedias, handbooks and precepts for women, manuscripts of medical and daily notes, as well as elite women’s essays, letters, and biographies. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, she received her B.A. in History at Sichuan University.
Main Advisor: Professor Rowe, Professor Meyer-Fong