Cases from Korea
Edited By Marion Eggert and Florian Pölking
Shin Dongwon - Hygiene in Korea Around 1900: Between Civilisation and Colonialism
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Hygiene in Korea Around 1900: Between Civilisation and Colonialism
Abstract A great transformation of hygiene and medicine took place in Korea for three decades after the opening of the nation in 1876. Not only the emergence and development of macroscopic political concepts but also the imports of Western medicine and hygienic knowledge were significant elements of this transformation.
1 Introduction of the Hygiene Concept from the West after the Opening
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