China (Mainland)

Some of our articles discuss various bioethical themes in the context of mainland China. Currently, this page lists articles that were published in Volumes 12 and 13 (2020-2021) of the Asian Bioethics Review (ABR). We will gradually update this page with both more recent, but also older articles.

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Original Article – Free Access via PMC
Framing Ethical Concerns and Attitudes towards Human Gene Patents in the Chinese Press
Li Du, Sijie Lin, and Kalina Kamenova
September 2020 – 12(3): 307-323 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00136-0

Original Article – Free Access
Reciprocity in Quarantine: Observations from Wuhan’s COVID-19 Digital Landscapes
Yanping Ni, Morris Fabbri, Chi Zhang, and Kearsley A. Stewart
December 2020 – 12(4): 435-457 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00150-2

Original Article – Free Access
Changing Fertility Landscapes: Exploring the Reproductive Routes and Choices of Fertility Patients from China for Assisted Reproduction in Russia
Christina Weis
January 2021 – 13(1): 7-22 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00156-w

Original Article – Free2Read
Figuring India and China in the Constitution of Globally Stratified Sex Selection
Rajani Bhatia
January 2021 – 13(1): 23-37 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00160-0
Free Access from 1 March 2022 via PMC7813920

Original Article – Free2Read
“You are not Young anymore!”: Gender, Age and the Politics of Reproduction in Post-reform China
Xiaorong Gu
January 2021 – 13(1): 57-76 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00157-9
Free Access from 1 March 2022 via PMC7813959

Original Article – Free2Read
Marriage, Health and Old-age Support: Risk to Rural Involuntary Bachelors’ Family Development in Contemporary China
Yang Meng, Bo Yang, Shuzhuo Li, and Marcus W. Feldman
January 2021 – 13(1): 77-89 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00163-x
Free Access from 1 March 2022 via PMC7813918