China’s Smoking Epidemic in Historical Perspective
What: Free Lecture China’s Smoking Epidemic in Historical Perspective
Presented by Carol A. Benedict, Professor, School of Foreign Service & Department of History; Chair, Department of History, Georgetown University.
• More than 300 million Chinese smoke, which is one third of all smokers worldwide.
• Given the high incidence of smoking-related morbidity and mortality in China, why do so many Chinese (primarily men) smoke?
• Historical context: Chinese medical views of tobacco and health from the late imperial period into the twentieth century.
When: Thurs. Nov. 5, 5 p.m.
Where: University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., McLaren Conference Center, room 252.
Cost: Free and open to the public; register at http://bit.ly/1MiNuk7
Sponsor: University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies.
As San Francisco’s academic gateway to the Asia Pacific, the Center’s mission is to foster and promote innovative research, teaching and public programs on the peoples and cultures of the region. To learn more, visit https://www.usfca.edu/asia-pacific
Contact: Krysten Elbers at USF's Center for Asia Pacific Studies, 415.422.6357 or email: [email protected]