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Reconstructing Bodies

Reconstructing Bodies
Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea Since 1945

John P. DiMoia is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore.


Hardcover: 296 pages
Éditeur: Stanford University Press (1 mai 2013)
Langue: English
ISBN-10: 0804784116
ISBN-13: 978-0804784115


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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