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Author Suh, Soyoung, author
Title Naming the local : medicine, language, and identity in Korea since the fifteenth century / Soyoung Suh
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center, 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Distributed by Harvard University Press
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  GN477 S947 2017    DUE 02-01-22    30530001285865
 人文社會聯圖  GN477 .S84 2017    AVAILABLE    30600020113123
 Modern History Library  615.8809519 S947    DUE 03-15-23    30550100651429
Descript xiv, 228 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 404
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 404
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Examines the role of "locality" in medical innovations in Korea by tracing the origins of five key medical terms. Emerging within specific moments from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, each term represents both the aspirations and limitations of registering the local in the existing configuration of Korean medicine.-- Provided by publisher
Local botanicals, or hyangyak: the correct name of herb and self -- Eastern medicine, or tongŭi: imagining a place for medical innovation -- Chosŏn Koreans: the colonial identification of the local -- Lifesaving water: managing the indigenous for medical advertisements -- Fire illness, or hwabyŏng: narrating illness in the vernacular
Subject Traditional medicine -- Korea -- History
Medicine -- Korea -- History
Language and medicine -- Korea -- History
Medicine and psychology -- Korea -- History
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