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Scholarly Publications

Poisonous Pandas: Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing in Critical Historical Perspectives

May 2018

A favorite icon for cigarette manufacturers across China since the mid-twentieth century has been the panda, with factories from Shanghai to Sichuan using cuddly cliché to market tobacco products....

Cloaks and Veils: Countervisualizing Cigarette Factories In and Outside of China

March 2016

In this article, I consider what a casual observer can see of a notorious product’s primary place of fabrication. Few products have been criticized in recent years more than cigarettes.

Smoking Intensity Among Male Factory Workers in Kunming, China

March 2013

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Other Publications

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, Summer 2007 Issue

June 2007

This issue of CHP/PCOR's Quarterly Update covers news from the Spring 2007 quarter and includes articles about: the HIV/AIDS International Conference in St.

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, fall 2004 issue

October 2004

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers news and developments from the summer 2004 quarter.

News

Podcast: Matthew Kohrman on China’s Tobacco Industry

August 2018

Tune in to SupChina Sinica Podcast with Matthew Kohrman about his book Poisonous Pandas: Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing in Critical Historical Perspectives.Listen on the SupChina's website.

Stanford students craft ways to combat big tobacco

July 2015

For Matthew Kohrman and his students, the war against tobacco needs a new communications strategy.After all, he noted, three times as many cigarettes are currently manufactured and sold worldwide...

Stanford anthropologist assesses proposed smoking bans in China

December 2014

China’s State Council has put forth draft legislation that would ban smoking in public spaces, part of the government’s larger advocacy efforts to help curb tobacco use nationwide.

Events

Information, Development, and Life-course Smoking Pattern in Mainland China and Taiwan over 50 Years

January 28, 2014

We use retrospectively reported data on smoking behavior of residents of Mainland China and Taiwan to compare and contrast patterns in smoking behavior over the life-course of individuals in these...

Mobilizing Public Law: The Lost Wartime Origins of American Administrative Law

November 29, 2012

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is a professor and Deane F.

Cigarette Citadels, Remapping Theory and Policy, Cigarette Factories in and Outside of China

January 30, 2012

At present, the tobacco industry produces some six trillion cigarettes worldwide every year.

Projects

Socioeconomic Gradients in Health Among the Elderly in China

November 2018

This project studied the patterns of health and health care disparities across elderly and non-elderly in China, including the impact of earlier educational and public health interventions on...
English

Global Tobacco Prevention Research Initiative

Cigarettes are producing an unprecedented worldwide health catastrophe.
English

Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project

The Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project was initiated by APARC in 1990 to examine issues related to the structure and delivery of health care in Japan by utilizing contemporary social...
English

Multimedia

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Information, Development, and Life-course Smoking Pattern in Mainland China and Taiwan over 50 Years

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Information, Development, and Life-course Smoking Pattern in Mainland China and Taiwan over 50 Years" on Jan.

People

Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology