Research Projects

Chinese Midwives under Socialism: An Oral History Project

(Funded under Hang Seng Bank Golden Jubilee Education Fund for Research, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities & Social Sciences)

Principal Investigator

Gonçalo D. Santos, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
(Remarks: Dr. Gonçalo D. Santos left the University’s service from October 3, 2019.)

Total Fund Awarded

HKD 40,000

Project Duration

April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2018

Project Description

This project seeks to revisit the somewhat homogenizing and unilinear national narrative of high-tech medicalization by focusing on the personal experiences of different generations of Chinese midwives, especially midwives that have not undergone intensive medical training. P.I. will approach the personal narratives of lay midwives from different generations and from different parts of China as an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of processes of medicalization as they unfold on the ground.