Doctors within Borders: Profession, Ethnicity, and Modernity in Colonial Taiwan

Doctors within Borders: Profession, Ethnicity, and Modernity in Colonial Taiwan

Doctors within Borders: Profession, Ethnicity, and Modernity in Colonial Taiwan

Doctors within Borders: Profession, Ethnicity, and Modernity in Colonial Taiwan

Synopsis

"Lo's study of Japanese rule in Taiwan illuminates the ways in which the Japanese fostered the development of modern Western medicine and is crucial for a broader understanding of colonialization. Lo blends insights from social movement theory, ethnic studies and critical theory to explore the 'hybid identities' among Taiwanese physicians hemmed in by scientific colonialism."--Richard Madsen, author of "China's Catholics: Tragedy and Hope in an Emerging Civil Society

"This beautifully-executed study of Taiwanese doctors--self-appointed agents of modernity--captures what happens to people and groups caught at the intersection of colonialism and professionalization. It enriches our understanding of these large-scale processes, of identity, agency and of modernity itself."--Julia P. Adams, author of "The Familial State: Ruling Families and States in Early Modern Europe (forthcoming)

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