Thesis ID: CBB001567381

Leprosy in Korea: A Global History (2012)

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Kim, Jane Sung Hae (Author)


University of California, Los Angeles
Duncan, John B
Lee, Namhee
Tamanoi, Mariko
Wong, Roy B
Lee, Namhee
Tamanoi, Mariko
Dutton, George
Wong, Roy B
Dutton, George


Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Advisor: Duncan, John B; Committee Members: Lee, Namhee, Tamanoi, Mariko, Dutton, George, Wong, Roy B.
Physical Details: 276 pp.
Language: English

This dissertation examines the questions concerning the writing of history of leprosy and of diseases in Korea. In this dissertation, I argue that despite the wealth of literature available on the history of leprosy around the world, there has yet been an examination of the very act of writing history of disease such as leprosy. I present the Korean history of leprosy as case study for exploring the limitations, problems and strengths in writing history of disease. Korea is a good place to examine these questions as Korea was not colonized by a Western power and does not have tropical climate. Western imperialism and tropical disease have been two concepts most frequently used to explain the history of leprosy. As Korea has neither of these two conditions, the Korean history of leprosy presents interesting challenges and provokes further questions as to whether a history of leprosy can be written. `Can history of leprosy be written?' is a question that is explored through Korean history of leprosy from the pre - modern Choso n to post - Korean era that is examined in this dissertation.

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Description Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International-A 74/04(E), Oct 2013. Proquest Document ID: 1267747077.


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Authors & Contributors
Headrick, Daniel R.
Mosley, Stephen
Aberth, John
Boeckl, Christine M.
Koch, Tom
Paugh, Katherine
Journals
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Medizin, Gesellschaft, und Geschichte
Micrologus: Natura, Scienze e Società Medievali
Journal of Early Modern History
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Publishers
Princeton University Press
Routledge
Rowman & Littlefield
Truman State University Press
University of Chicago Press
Loyola University of Chicago
Concepts
Cross-cultural comparison
Disease and diseases
Infectious diseases
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Leprosy
Public health
People
Bruce, Robert, Earl of Carrick
Ladoo, Harold Sonny
Cassin, Frieda
Kincaid, Jamaica
Time Periods
Early modern
Modern
Medieval
Ancient
Renaissance
14th century
Places
Europe
China
Korea
Caribbean
England
Japan
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