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Bodies, Healing and Culture: A Social History of Medicine in East Asia
The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce its fall 2015 conference,“Bodies, Healing and Culture: A Social History of Medicine in East Asia.” With this conference, the Center aims to provide a forum for the discussion of the history of medicine in China, Japan, and Korea from the 16th - mid 20th centuries.
The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce its fall 2015 conference,“Bodies, Healing and Culture: A Social History of Medicine in East Asia.” With this conference, the Center aims to provide a forum for the discussion of the history of medicine in China, Japan, and Korea from the 16th - mid 20th centuries. Leading scholars from the United States, Asia, and Europe have been invited to the University of San Francisco to present their research, network and promote academic conversations in the history of medicine in East Asia.
Scheduled panels will focus on themes such as: the circulation and transmission of medical concepts, medical practitioners & their patients, understandings of the mind and the social history of psychiatry in East Asia, medicine in colonial Asia and occupied Japan, and prioritizing care and public health campaigns in since the 1960s. Individual papers will address a variety of topics ranging from the bodily arts of memory, Chinese-Western medical exchange, physicians and their practices in late 16th c. Japan and 19th c. China, eunuch medicine, psychiatry and emotion related disease, treatment of the urban poor in colonial Korea, the intersections of medicine and the environment in occupied Japan, Maoist medicine, international medical assistance in the ROK and the history of breast cancer in South Korea since the 1960s. The highlight of the conference will be the keynote address "China's Smoking Epidemic in Historical Perspective" by Carol A. Benedict (Professor of History at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of History, Georgetown University).Participating scholars will be invited to submit their papers for consideration for publication in Asia Pacific Perspectives, (ISSN: 2167-1699) a peer-reviewed electronic journal published twice a year by the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies.
Symposium Schedule: Thursday, November 5, 2015
8:30 a.m. Registration Desk Opens
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PANEL 1: The Circulation and Transmission of Medical Concepts in China from 17th to early 20th c.
- Discussant: Carol A. Benedict, Professor, School of Foreign Service & Department of History; Chair, Department of History, Georgetown University
- Connected Medical Histories in East Asia: Circulation of Chinese Bodily Arts of Memory and Temporal Cultures in the 17th--18th Centuries
Marta Hanson, Assistant Professor, History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
- Understanding Human Body and Epidemic Disease: Western Concepts, Chinese Interpretations in the Early 20th Century
Liping Bu, Chair and Professor, History, Alma College
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. PANEL 2: Medical Practitioners & Their Patients in China and Japan from the 16th - early 19th c
- Discussant: Marta Hanson, Assistant Professor, History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
- Physician Yamashina Tokitsune and the New Urban Family Medicine of Late 16th Century Japan
Andrew Goble, Professor, Japanese History and Religious Studies, University of Oregon
- Chinese Palace Eunuchs: Practicing Medicine and Seeking Treatment during the Qing Dynasty
Melissa S. Dale, Executive Director and Assistant Professor, Center for Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco
- A Trauma Doctor’s Practice in NineteenthCentury China: The Medical Cases of Hu Tingguang (fl. 180715)
YiLi Wu, Research Fellow, EASTmedicine, University of Westminster, UK
12:50 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch for speakers and discussants
2:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. PANEL 3: Towards an Understanding of the Mind and Emotions
- Discussant: Peter Szto, Professor, Grace Abbott School of Social Work, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Psychiatric Subjectivity in Japan 19201940: Case Histories, Detective Stories, and Modernist Films
Akihito Suzuki, Professor of History, School of Economics, Keio University
- Translating the Pathological Mind: Psychiatry and Modern China, 1900-1930
Emily Baum, Assistant Professor, History, University of California, Irvine
- Auto-Intoxication: The Emergence of a Mysterious EmotionRelated Disease in Early Twentieth-Century Japan
Keiko Daidoji, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Keio University
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, McLaren Conference Center, University of San Francisco
China's Smoking Epidemic in Historical Perspective
Carol A. Benedict, Professor of History at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of History, Georgetown University
Symposium Schedule: Friday, November 6, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PANEL 4: Colonized and Occupied Medicine
- Discussant: Cyrus Chen, Kiriyama Fellow, Center for Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco
- "Racializing" the Tomangmin: Health Investigations of the Urban Poor in Late Colonial Korea
Sonja M Kim, Assistant Professor, Asia Studies, Binghamton University
- Health Between Nations and Colonies: International Health in East Asia Before WWII
Shi-yung Liu, Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Academia Sinica
- Disease, Nutrition and Conservation: The Problem of Animal Protein in Occupied Japan (1945-52)
Chris Aldous, Professor in Modern International History/Head of Department, University of Winchester, UK
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. PANEL 5: Prioritizing Care and Public Health in East Asia
- Discussant: Laura Nelson, Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley
- Reevaluating the SARS Campaign: a Case of Maoist Medicine?
Miriam Gross, Professor, History and International and Area Studies, The University of Oklahoma
- From Recipient to Donor: Transforming ROK International Medical Assistance and ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) Policy, 1963-present
John P. DiMoia, Assistant Professor, History, National University of Singapore
- Breast Cancer in South Korea since the 1960s
Soyoung Suh, Assistant Professor of History, Korea Foundation Professor, Dartmouth University
12:50 - 1:20 p.m. Discussion and Closing Remarks
1:30 p.m. Lunch
Register for the conference.