Nicole E. Barnes, Assistant Professor of History and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute

Nicole E. Barnes

I research public health and medicine in twentieth-century China from a gendered perspective, incorporating the changing life stories of men and women into my analysis of how health regulations and medical practices reflect Chinese society's principal values as well as the assumptions and political goals of state actors. 

Office Location:  114 Campus Drive, 226 Carr Building, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Office Phone:  (919) 684-8102
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2018):

Office Hours:

Wednesday 2-4 pm & by appointment

Ph.D.University of California at Irvine2012
Dual MAUniversity of Colorado at Boulder2004
BALewis and Clark College1998
Recent Publications

  1. Barnes, NE, China's War with Japan 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival, China journal (Canberra, A.C.T.), vol. 75 (January, 2016), pp. 128-130 [doi]
  2. Barnes, NE, Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 89 no. 4 (2015), pp. 835-836, ISSN 0007-5140 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  3. Barnes, NE, Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900-1937, NAN NĂ¼, vol. 17 no. 2 (2015), pp. 352-355 [doi]
  4. Barnes, NE, Prosperity's Predicament: Identity, Reform, and Resistance in Rural Wartime China, The Journal of Asian studies, vol. 73 no. 3 (August, 2014), pp. 786-787, ISSN 0021-9118 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  5. Barnes, NE; Watt, JR, The influence of war on China's modern health systems, in Medical Transitions in Twentieth-Century China, edited by Bridie Andrews and Mary Brown Bullock (January, 2014), pp. 227-243, Indiana University Press, ISBN 9780253014948