Bodies, Healing and Culture:
A Social History of Medicine in East Asia
What: Conference: “Bodies, Healing and Culture: A Social History of Medicine in East Asia”
Leading scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe have been invited to USF to examine the history of medicine in China, Japan, and Korea from the 16th - mid 20th centuries.
When: Thurs. & Friday, Nov. 5 & 6, 2015
Where: University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., McLaren Conference Center, room 252.
Keynote Address: China’s Smoking Epidemic in Historical Perspective
5 p.m., Thurs. Nov. 5. Presented by Carol A. Benedict, Professor, School of Foreign Service & Department of History; Chair, Department of History, Georgetown University.
Panels: Panels will focus on the following themes:
• The circulation and transmission of medical concepts
• Medical practitioners & their patients in China and Japan from the 16th ¬- early 19th centuries
• Understandings of the mind and the social history of psychiatry in East Asia
• Medicine in colonial Asia and occupied Japan
• Prioritizing care and public health campaigns since the 1960s
Conference Schedule: http://bit.ly/1GeqpCO
**Registration Required** To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Xf7Cva
Sponsor: University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies. As San Francisco’s academic gateway to the Asia Pacific, the Center’s mission is to foster and promote innovative research, teaching and public programs on the peoples and cultures of the region. To learn more, visit https://www.usfca.edu/asia-pacific
Contact: Krysten Elbers at USF's Center for Asia Pacific Studies, 415.422.6357 or email: [email protected]