David N. Luesink

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CEAS Associate-in-Research
Sacred Heart University
Areas of interest : 
Modern China; Medicine in China; China and the West

David Luesink is a historian of modern China with particular interests in the history of medicine and science. Having grown up in Canada, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in 2012, and has lived and completed research in Taiwan, Shanghai, Beijing, and Shandong and now resides in New Haven, having taught also in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. He is completing a book manuscript on the history of anatomy in China that explores how knowledge of the human body was connected to technologies of statemaking. The book, currently called The Body Politic and the Body Anatomic in Modern China, explores how political anatomy transformed conceptions of race, language, and medicine at the turn of the twentieth century. Publications related to this research have appeared in the Journal of Asian Studies and elsewhere. He just published an edited volume called China and the Globalization of Biomedicine and is developing a new research project on early laboratory science in China. He enjoys biking through the Connecticut countryside and swimming in Long Island Sound.