This project takes a comparative approach to medicine and health in the colonial period and beyond, and their implications for the construction of modern medical cultures in Asia. It has three parts. First, policies and moralities regarding disease and epidemic control in the very different historical contexts of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Second, rapidly changing regional flows of people, goods and diseases, and their impact on health institutions that managed global and inter-regional health risks. Third, how modern and contemporary experimental medical sciences and practices affect health practices, gender, social relationships, and new moral debates in Asian societies.
Events and Activities
Workshop on “Anatomical Modernity: Gender & Health in East Asia”. (June 3 – 4, 2013)
International Conference on “The Making of ‘Asia’: Heath and Gender”. (March 9 – 10, 2012) (Details)
The D. Kim Foundation Workshop on “The Recent Works in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine”. (January 6, 2012) (Details)