Dr Jeong-Ran Kim

My research interests span the history of health, disease and medicine in Korea during the colonial and immediate pre-colonial period.

Currently, I am researching the history of malaria, not only in Korea but also throughout the former Japanese empire.

Dr Jeong-Ran Kim is a Research Associate based at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford.  Educated at the Korean Maritime University and Kobe University, she is the author of several articles on the history of disease and public health in Korea. Moreover, her research has concentrated on port cities, particularly Busan, and the health issues associated with trade, migration and other themes which are important elements of globalization today. She is currently working on a project which examines the relationship between disease and development in global cities funded by the Wellcome Trust and the John Fell Fund of Oxford University.

  • "Quarantine against Choseon Cows in Busan during the Opening port period"

  • ‘A Study of the Cholera Epidemics and Anti-epidemic Activities in Busan during the Opening port period, Focusing on the Japanese Settlement and Water supply’

  • ‘Borderline of “Empire”: Japanese maritime quarantine in Busan c.1876-1910’

  • ‘Modern Medical Facilities in the Japanese Settlement during the Pre-colonial period’

  • ‘Movement of Humans and Diseases: Control of Syphilis in the Japanese Settlement during the Pre-colonial period’

  • ‘The Politics of Hansen’s Disease in Busan during the Colonial Period’

  • ‘What Shall We Research in Japanese Social History?’

  • “20 Segi Cho Haehangdosi Dairengwa Malaria”

  • Malaria and Colonialism in Korea, c. 1876– c. 1945

  • More

I have given lectures on the history of medicine to the general public in Korea and Japan, e.g. Korea Maritime University, Busan and Kobe Newpaper Centre, Kobe. I have also addressed mixed audience of academics and various stake-holders in public health at Kyung-Hee University, Seoul.

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