Medical Humanities in Inter-Asia

Our research network aims to focus on the constitutive presence of medical modernity in Asia through a variety of perspectives, both historical and contemporary. Our inter-disciplinary projects are informed by anthropology, psychology, psychoanalysis, history, literary studies and food studies.

Date: Thursday-Friday, June 27-28, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM Onwards
Venue: Room 201, University Centre, Central Campus, Ahmedabad University

Culture in Medical Modernity
Tejaswini Niranjana, Director, Centre for Inter-Asian Research, Ahmedabad University, India

Re-Orienting Taste: Eating and Healing in Indian and Chinese Medicine
Anumitra Ghosh Dastidar and Shalini Krishan, Edible Archives, India

Revisiting socialism, medicine/care and the Chinese cultural revolution
LIN, Chien-Ting, Associate Professor, National Central University, Taiwan

“Housewifization”: Care With/out Sex in East Asia Televisual Texts
Naifei Ding, Professor, Department of English, National Central University, Taiwan

Subjectivity in South Asia
Sabah Siddiqui, Assistant Professor, Krea University, India

Democracy as Care for Zhu-ti-xing/Subjectivities: Twenty Years of the Losheng (Happy Life) Movement
Hsing-Wen Chang, PhD, Ambedkar University, India

Hygiene, Modernity, and Motherhood: Health Examination of Wet Nurses during the Early Republic of China
Wendy TRAN Thi Thu Huong, PhD Student, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan

Understanding subject formation of Hong Kong: Cantonese-soup making practices in the family kitchen
Chan Chor See, PhD Student, Ahmedabad University, India