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Asian Tigers and the Chinese Dragon: Competition and Collaboration Between Sentinels of Pandemics from Sars to COVID-19 (2020)


This article compares the management of COVID-19 in different Asian states—China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Vietnam—after their reactions to the SARS crisis in 2003. It uses animal metaphors and the concept of sentinel territory to describe the way these states have prepared for the next pandemic crisis in a mix of competition and collaboration that produces solidarity.

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Authors & Contributors
Yip, Ka-che
Soon, Wayne
Hong, Sungook
Bala, Poonam
Ong, Aihwa
Chen, Nancy N.
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Hong Kong University Press
Duke University Press
Stanford University Press
Lexington Books
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
National University of Singapore Press
Public health
Medicine and society
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Infectious diseases
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
18th century
South Korea
Hong Kong
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Industrial Technology Research Institute- ITRI
Korea Institute of Science and Technology - KIST

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