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Health, sovereignty and imperialism: The Royal Navy and infectious disease in Japan’s treaty ports

Abstract:

During the 1860s and 1870s, the British Royal Navy was a major presence in Japanese treaty ports and influenced the development of public health in those cities in significant ways. This paper compares the Navy’s response to two of the major infectious disease issues in the treaty ports—cholera and venereal disease—with that of the Japanese. Its aim is to determine whether the presence of foreign powers that enjoyed significant extraterritorial rights served to stimulate or frustrate sanitary...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Grant:
Seventh Framework Programme: 340121
Publisher:
University of the Philippines Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Science Diliman Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
2
Pages:
49-75
Publication date:
2018-12-13
Acceptance date:
2018-12-01
EISSN:
2012-0796
ISSN:
1655-1524
Pubs id:
pubs:949248
URN:
uri:7f600a11-9f83-4362-a72b-c3e75ca788d5
UUID:
uuid:7f600a11-9f83-4362-a72b-c3e75ca788d5
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pubs:949248

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