- Ph.D. Candidate, Department of the History of Science
Years of Affiliation: Shum Fellow from 2020-2021
Jongsik Christian Yi has been awarded the Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellowship to conduct field research in Beijing and Lanzhou for his dissertation project on the history of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM, 中兽医) in the Maoist period. Yi will do not only archival work in local archives and libraries but also ethnographic work with former folk and barefoot veterinarians (民间兽医 and 赤脚兽医 respectively).
Research Interests: Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine; Science and socialism; Communal life in rural China; Sino-Vietnamese relations