Faculty and Staff


Fang Xiaoping (Assistant Professor)


Fang Xiaoping


Assistant Professor






Nanyang Technological University
48 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639818

Tel / Fax

(65) 6592 3703 / (65) 6795 6525


PhD in History, National University of Singapore

Research Interests

History of medicine, health, and diseases in twentieth-century China
Sociopolitical history of Mao’s China after 1949

Courses Offered
  • HC2005 General History of China 
  • HC2032 Division and Integration: From the Spring-Autumn/Warring States to Sui, Tang and the Five Dynasties 
  • HC2041 Contemporary Chinese Politics and Society
  • HC4043 Special Topics in Modern China


  1. Xiaoping Fang. China and the Cholera Pandemic: Restructuring Society under Mao. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021.

  2. Xiaoping Fang. Barefoot Doctors and Western Medicine in China. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2012.

Journal Articles

  1. Xiaoping Fang, “Mass Inoculation and Rural Rhythms: Local Agents, Population Data, and Restructured Social Systems in the Cholera Pandemic in China, 1962-1965,” Modern China, July 2020, pp. 1-32.

  2. Xiaoping Fang, “A Barefoot Doctor’s Manual as a ‘Medical Bible’: Medical Politics and Knowledge Transmission in China,” Chinese Annals of the History of Science and Technology, Volume 3, Issue 2 (December 2019), pp. 167-195.

  3. Xiaoping Fang, “Changing Narratives and Persisting Tensions: Conflicts between Chinese and Western Medicine and Professional Profiles in Chinese Films and Literature,” Medical History, Vol. 63, No.4 (October 2019), pp. 454-474.

  4. Xiaoping Fang, “Bamboo Steamers and Red Flags: Building Discipline and Collegiality among China's Traditional Rural Midwives in the 1950s,” The China Quarterly, Vol. 230 (June 2017), pp. 420-443.

  5. Xiaoping Fang, “The Global Cholera Pandemic Reaches Chinese Villages: Population Mobility, Political Control, and Economic Incentives in Epidemic Prevention, 1962-1964,” Modern Asian Studies, Volume 48, Issue 03 (May 2014), pp. 754-790.