Medicine, Politics, and Cultute in the Modern Japanese Empire

On May 10-11th, the Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is sponsoring the Tenth Japan at Chicago Conference on the theme of “Medicine, Politics, and Culture in the Japanese Empire.”  The three panels will explore the circulation of medical knowledge and personnel within the empire, responses to infectious disease at the state and local levels, and the intersection between consumer culture and medicine in the metropole and empire.  For the conference schedule and further information, please see the conference website:

Although it concerns the modern period, it might be a first step into the Edo period, on which the issues of medicine and politics needs still be explored.