HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE RUSSIAN-CHINESE RELATIONS IN MEDICINE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Ratmanov P. E.
This paper deals with modern Russian and foreign historiography of the Russian-Chinese relations in medicine in the first half of the 20th century. The historiographical analysis suggests that this research field is not well studied by both Russian and foreign authors. Scholars have mainly devoted their works to many specific aspects of Russian-Chinese relations (for example, economics, politics, culture), but medical activity remains understudied. Some researchers studied certain medical aspects of the activities of Russians in China. The most popular and studied “medical” research topic remains the epidemic of pneumonic plague in Manchuria in 1910–1911. Nevertheless, the history of Russian-Chinese relations in medicine in the first half of the 20th century have still not become the object of independent research.