Yi-Li Wu, Research Fellow, EASTmedicine Research Cluster, University of Westminster, visited YCAR earlier this month.
In addition to a session with the Critical China Study Group, she presented her current research on society, gender and medicine in China and Korea.
Her talk, How did Chinese Gynecology become Korean? A Comparative Case Study of “Women’s Diseases” in Heo Jun’s Precious Mirror of Eastern Medicine (Dongui bogam, 1613), examined how Heo Jun transformed Chinese teachings on female blood and childbirth to create a new model of the gendered female medical body.
Dr. Wu was also interviewed by local media during her visit.