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Reconstructing bodies : biomedicine, health, and nation-building in South Korea since 1945 /
John P. DiMoia.
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Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2013], c2013
description
x, 280 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0804784116 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780804784115 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2013], c2013
isbn
0804784116 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804784115 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Medicine and its fragments, 1945-1948 -- Mobilizing new models of public health and medicine, 1945-1948 -- From Minneapolis to Seoul : transforming surgery, clinical practice, and professional identity at Seoul National University Hospital, 1954-1968 -- Family planning and nation-building in South Korea (1961-mid-1970s) -- Taking samples for the nation : historicizing the biological sample in the South Korean anti-parasite campaigns, (1969-1995) -- Reconstructing the face : Asian blepharoplasty, professional expertise, and the development of a plastic surgery market (1954-present) -- Conclusion : challenging developmental expectations.
catalogue key
8907244
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-270) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
John P. DiMoia is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore.
Reviews
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" Reconstructing Bodies breaks new ground in the history of public health, biomedicine, and surgery in modern South Korea. Illuminating case studies guide readers through major transformations in twentieth-century Korean history, including advancements in cardiac surgery, Asian Blepharoplasty, the shift from controlling epidemics to family planning, and biological sampling resistance during anti-parasitic campaigns."Marta Hanson, Johns Hopkins University
" Reconstructing Bodies is a pioneering work of scholarship at the intersection of East Asian history and the history of science and medicine. DiMoia negotiates both fields with great skill and acute insight, revealing that South Korea's 'economic m
" Reconstructing Bodies is a pioneering work of scholarship at the intersection of East Asian history and the history of science and medicine. DiMoia negotiates both fields with great skill and acute insight, revealing that South Korea's 'economic miracle' was also a history of changing attitudes toward, and interventions on, the health and bodies of Koreans."Charles K. Armstrong, Columbia University
" Reconstructing Bodies offers the best view to date of the intersection between South Korea's twentieth-century development and its medical transformation. Its far-ranging case studies of individual topics are important genealogical resources for those interested in contemporary South Korean (and indeed transnational) medicine and biopolitics."Robert Oppenheim, Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
" Reconstructing Bodies breaks new ground in the history of public health, biomedicine, and surgery in modern South Korea. Illuminating case studies guide readers through major transformations in twentieth-century Korean history, including advanceme
" Reconstructing Bodies offers the best view to date of the intersection between South Korea's twentieth-century development and its medical transformation. Its far-ranging case studies of individual topics are important genealogical resources for those interested in contemporary South Korean (and indeed transnational) medicine and biopolitics." Robert Oppenheim, University of Texas at Austin
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South Korea represents one of the world's most enthusiastic markets for plastic surgery. The growth of this market is particularly fascinating as access to medical care and surgery arose only recently with economic growth since the 1980s. Reconstructing Bodies traces the development of a medical infrastructure in the Republic of Korea (ROK) from 1945 to the present, arguing that the plastic surgery craze and the related development of biotech ambitions is deeply rooted in historical experience. Tracking the ROK's transition and independence from Japan, John P. DiMoia explains how the South Korean government mobilized biomedical resources and technologies to consolidate its desired image of a modern and progressive nation. Offering in-depth accounts of illustrative transformations, DiMoia narrates South Korean biomedical practice, including Seoul National University Hospital's emergence as an international biomedical site, state-directed family planning and anti-parasite campaigns, and the emerging market for aesthetic and plastic surgery, reflecting how South Koreans have appropriated medicine and surgery for themselves as individuals, increasingly prioritizing private forms of health care.
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South Korea represents one of the world's most enthusiastic markets for plastic surgery. The growth of this market is particularly fascinating as access to medical care and surgery arose only recently with economic growth since the 1980s. This book traces the development of a medical infrastructure in the Republic of Korea (ROK) from 1945 to the present, arguing that the plastic surgery craze and the related development of biotech ambitions is deeply rooted in historical experience.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Medicine as a Form of "Ordinary Shopping"p. 1
From Occupation to Nation
Medicine and Its Fragments, 1945-1948p. 19
Mobilizing New Models of Public Health and Medicine, 1945-1948p. 46
From Minneapolis to Seoul: Transforming Surgery, Clinical Practice, and Professional Identity at Seoul National University Hospital, 1954-1968p. 72
Meet the State
Family Planning and Nation Building in South Korea, 1961 through the mid-1970sp. 109
Taking Samples for the Nation: Historicizing the Biological Sample in the South Korean Antiparasite Campaigns, 1969-1995p. 145
Reconstructing the Face: "Asian Blepharoplasty," Professional Expertise, and the Development of a Plastic Surgery Market, 1954 to the presentp. 177
Conclusion: Challenging Developmental Expectationsp. 213
Notesp. 229
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 271
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