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Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia

Angela Ki Che Leung and Izumi Nakayama


This volume explores gender and health in the East Asian region during the long twentieth century. The nine chapters represent cases studies from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, with complex interactions of biology, body, gender, and modernity from the 1870s to the present. The book is organized into three sections. The first series of chapters highlight processes that standardize gendered bodies in theories of physical development and reproductive technologies in modern and postcolonial East Asia in face of changing political and demographic needs and realities. The second section ... More

Keywords: Gender, Health, History, Modern East Asia, Body, Sexuality, History of Medicine, Anthropology, Sociology, STS

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390908
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela Ki Che Leung, editor
University of Hong Kong

Izumi Nakayama, editor
University of Hong Kong