Forum -- "Magic Bullet: Tracing the Historical & Cultural Trajectories of Antimicrobial Resistance in China, 1920-present"

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An NEH-sponsored public forum at the University of Pittsburgh

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a global threat to humans, animals and the environment, particularly in China, which has been identified as a leading consumer of antibiotics in humans and livestock, and reflects one of the highest rates of AMR in the world. Scientific research has identified the global reach of AMR, as well as biomedical and agricultural practices that can fuel its development. Yet, no study to date has examined the historical development of AMR or the sociocultural factors that impact AMR in China, both of which are essential to better understand and redress this global threat. This sharing of the collaborators’ research will offer an analysis of the historical and sociocultural antecedents that have contributed to the rise of AMR in China - from the early cultural translation of biomedicine to the present - and will thereby establish a foundation by which the collaborators can effectively plan for further research.

Friday, February 7th, 2020, 11am – 4pm
Conference Room A, The University Club
123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Mr. Peter Braden (University of California-San Diego)
Professor Therese Hesketh (University College London, Zhejiang University)
Professor Tina Johnson (Saint Vincent College)
Dr. Paul Kadetz (Zhejiang University)
Professor Shiyung Liu (Shanghai Jiaotong University)
Dr. Christos Lynteris (University of St. Andrews)

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