Yang Luwei is a MA student in history at Nankai University, Tianjin, China. He received his B.E. from Nankai University in 2010. His research interests broadly span cultural history, gender study and medical history in Modern China, from late imperial period to 1950s. He is now researching the cultural history of pain in childbirth and the campaign and propaganda of the Soviet painless childbirth in 1950s China.