Colloquium on Medicine, Mental Health and Childhood in Korea: Past & Present

The 18th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities
The George Washington University, Washington, DC

When: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Room 213, Harry Harding Auditorium, 1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Young-Shin Kim, MD, PhD, MPH, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University Child Study Center
Jin-kyung Park, PhD, University of Toronto
Sheena Nahm, PhD, MPH, College of the Canyons
Roy Richard Grinker, PhD, George Washington University
Elanah Uretsky, PhD, George Washington University

Scholars will discuss the history of medicine and mental health in Korea, especially in relation to reproduction and childhood. Speakers will discuss how, in the Japanese colonial period, biomedical research in Korea on reproduction and women’s health was conducted as a political tool for the empire; the role of the media in the 20th and early 21st century in decreasing the stigma of mental illness; and the growth of psychiatry, psychology, counseling, and cutting edge research on human behavior.

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The colloquium is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please register by giving your name, affiliation, and contact information to Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud <>, 202-994-7107

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