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Recovery’s Elusive Horizon: Recovering Histories x The Occupied Clinic

In Nicholas Bartlett’s meditative and poignant ethnography about former heroin users in Gejiu, China, Recovering Histories: Life and Labor after Heroin in Post-Reform China (University of California Press 2020), he writes of arriving too late to the scene of the epidemic. Heroin use was widespread in this tin mining region in the 1980s, had peaked in the 1990s, and was …

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Beyond Care and Corruption: A Time of Lost Gods x Rituals of Care

Emily Ng’s A Time of Lost Gods: Mediumship, Madness, and the Ghost after Mao (University of California Press 2020) is like a fine wine—complex, compelling, and exquisitely crafted. While I can only savor a few of its offerings in this short review, I hope to entice a proper read. And following the provocation for this forum, I will try to …

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Vanishing Center: Virulent Zones x A Time of Lost Gods

When I began reading Lyle Fearnley’s Virulent Zones: Animal Disease and Global Health at China’s Pandemic Epicenter (2020), I was struck by an isomorphism of our projects in spite of their apparent distance of themes—pandemic prevention and spirit mediumship, which are often rendered, respectively, global and local in scale. But as Fearnley put it in his book: “the pandemic epicenter …

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Turning Care Inside Out: The Occupied Clinic x Virulent Zones

Saiba Varma’s The Occupied Clinic begins with an entrance: descending from an auto-rickshaw, she walks in through the Kathi Darwaza gate into old Srinagar, on foot now, passing “imperial debris” on the way to the clinic: the Government Psychiatric Diseases Hospital, Kashmir. Inside the clinic, it’s a busy Saturday, with crowds of patients seeking appointments with the few psychiatrists on …

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Welcoming Spirits: Colonial Development and the Politics of Affliction x Recovering Histories

“This country really wants to kill us.” Uncle Zoda, a troubled husband, father and host of the author, makes this provocative comment after learning of a Chinese government plan to relocate villagers into state-built apartment buildings. Ting Hui Lau’s dissertation, “Colonial Development and the Politics of Affliction on the China-Myanmar Border” (Cornell University 2020a), provides a fascinating, unsettling exploration of …

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A Response Letter

Dear Interlocutors:

I am too inspired by the letter form to communicate directly with you all, as Tomas has done. I find this format more intimate, candid, and effective.

As I write this response, the world is deep in the frightening pandemic as COVID-19 infection and death cases continue to climb rapidly. Even though the vaccines are on the way, …

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