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Antiseptic religion: missionary medicine in 1885-1910 Korea

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The thesis explores the intersection between medicine and religion in the context of colonisation in Korea in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. I will focus on the work of medical missionaries from Europe and North America that pursued perfect cleanliness in body, mind and society, including total abstinence and spiritual cleanliness, by spreading biomedical concept of hygiene.

One of the points that I will articulate is the ways in which medicine as a colonising forc...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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