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Title:Corporeal Colonialism: Medicine, Reproduction, and Race in Colonial Korea
Author(s):Park, Jin-Kyung
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Treichler, Paula A.
Department / Program:Communications
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economics, History
Abstract:This dissertation makes a significant contribution to the scholarly literature in both cultural and social studies of science in Korea and the global history of colonialism, science, and gender. Foremost, my work demonstrates the colonial origin of Western medical intervention in the physical and sexual well being of Korean women and maps out the scientific and medical protocols for the diagnosis, classification, and treatment of women's reproductive diseases. In doing so, my study establishes rich new ground for further research on the genealogy and current manifestation of scientized, medicalized women's identities in Korea and East Asia. Moreover, my finding that modern medical science constituted a globalized imperial male enterprise could stimulate conversations and collective research among feminist scholars studying Western and Japanese empires.
Issue Date:2008
Description:250 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3337881
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2008

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