Lecturer in Discipline
Office Hours: M 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Office: 915 IAB
BA: Beijing Foreign Studies University
MA: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
PhD: Columbia University
ASCE UN1359 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China
Chinese history, history of medicine, global health, science and technology studies, Sino-Arab relations
Dongxin Zou is a historian of modern China, with special interests in the history of medicine, global production and circulation of knowledge and expertise, and the complex dynamics of China’s relations with the Arabic-speaking world. She is working on a book manuscript on Chinese medical missions to postcolonial Algeria and accompanying processes of technology transfer and knowledge production from the 1960s. It examines China’s health model of socialist medicine, medical humanitarianism, as well as the ongoing ramifications of globalization and world health politics in varied contexts across the global South then and now.
Dongxin received her PhD in History from Columbia University. Prior to coming back here, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Science, Technology, and Society Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.
Co-Author. “Heat, Cold, and Climatic Determinism in China’s Urban Epidemics.” Urban Studies (2022, online first).
“Economizing Socialist Aid: China’s Failed Surgical Plant in Algeria, 1973–80.” Technology and Culture 63, no.3 (July 2022): 718–48.
“Orientalism without Power?: Chinese Female Ob-Gyns in Rural Algeria and Morocco in the Post-Mao Era.” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 18:1 (March 2022): 105–133.