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 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford. Prior to that she was a Research Fellow at Kobe University, from which she obtained her doctorate in history. She has worked extensively on the history of disease and public health in colonial Korea. She is currently working on malaria in the Japanese empire as part of the Wellcome Trust Investigator’s Award, ‘Invisible crises neglected histories: Malaria in Asia, 1900-present’.

  • Malaria and Colonial Frontier: Manchuria, 1905-1940s

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

  • "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”

  • More
In the Media

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.