The Ellipses of Katherine Ch'iu Hinton: Real Life Stories of an International Development Worker

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Government Institutes, Aug 18, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 136 pages
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The Ellipses of Katherine Ch'iu Hinton reveals the human side of completing research and managing programs in China, Kenya and Mongolia. Hinton, trained in epidemiology, spent over twenty years working overseas; first, testing the safety and effectiveness of a male contraceptive drug on volunteers in Beijing, and secondly, carrying out an HIV prevention study among prostitutes in Nairobi. Her UNICEF assignment engaged her in poverty alleviation work, specifically maternal and child health, girl's education, income-generating for poor rural women, safe drinking water, sanitation, and iodine eradication, in China's ten outlaying provinces (Xinjiang, Tibet, Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Honan, Shaanxi, Anhui, Qinghai, and Gansu), as well as in Mongolia. While the scientific side of her research has been published in various professional journals, the author now recounts her experiences in narrative form.
  

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Contents

Chapter One Parallel Universes?
1
Chapter Two Girl without Talents Is Virtuous
5
Chapter Three Child Labor?
8
Chapter Four Entrepreneurial Father?
12
Chapter Five Name Matters?
14
Chapter Six An Old Man Who Lost His Horse
19
Chapter Seven Male Responsibility?
24
Chapter Eight RU 486
35
Chapter Twelve Unwise Investment?
59
Chapter Thirteen Et Cetera Et Cetera and Et Cetera
68
Chapter Fourteen Little Swallow in Loess Highland
75
Chapter Fifteen Rissho Koseikai
80
Chapter Sixteen Chinas Last Nomads
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Chapter Seventeen Who Is Jamie?
96
Chapter Eighteen Hillarys Million
106
Chapter Nineteen Raising Mongolian Childrens IQ
110

Chapter Nine MediumRare Steak or Fish Dish with Staring Eyes and Flapping Tail?
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Chapter Ten Becoming Native?
48
Chapter Eleven Setting Adrift?
51
Chapter Twenty Life in the Land of Genghis Khan
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Chapter TwentyOne Elliptical Galaxy
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About the author (2009)

Katherine Ch'iu Hinton is trained in epidemiology and has researched in China with the U.S. Academy of Sciences, represented the Rockefeller Foundation in China to manage its programs in health, agriculture, and population, in addition to carrying out clinical trials, worked on HIV prevention in Kenya, and served with UNICEF to aid poverty alleviation in China and Mongolia. Hinton is the author of scientific articles as well as Chinese Fables, China's Resources: Mountains, Rivers, and Man, and International Family Planning Program.

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