GASA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Korean Empire, Donghak, Global Asia

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Published on 20 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Global Asia Studies
Course
GASA01H3
Professor
Global Asia Studies WEEK 3 Lecture
Medicine and Asian Modern II: Eastern Way, Western Techniques
Chinese accept modern technology, modern engineers, weren’t accepting western ideas and
medicine
o Their medicine based on Chinese tradition and theories
o Chinese med doesn’t rely on system of surgery or biology
Western medicine based on autonomy knowledge and their system of method is surgery, built
upon human biology and autonomy -> surgeries, removing tumours
Korea: Two central issues
Mid 19 century faced aggression from japan
Korea had to accept pressure from japan and had to open up to imperial powers
1. a colony
2. Western medicine under the Asian colonizer
Empire
Domination or rule by force
Muliti-ethnic, or multinational political unit created by conquest
Ex Japanese, japan homeland, Korea colonies
Colonization
Japanese system of rule over Korea
Modern Korea
The chosen dynasty (1392-1910)
o 10-15 years was called great Korean empire
1950-1980 korea ruled by dictators
The Long Choson Dynasty (1392-1910)
Beginning of dynasty korea is btw 2 imperial powers
Scholars make call it (long choson) Pre modern society, or early modern society
Sino centric
Neo confucianisim= recreated korea based on confuscianism
Choson Korea Struggle for survival 1876-1895
Commercial trade by opening doors, dynasty signed kanghwa treaty in 1876
o Western missionaries coming in to korea and Russian put more pressure on korea to
join forces with
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Medicine and asian modern ii: eastern way, western techniques. Chinese accept modern technology, modern engineers, weren"t accepting western ideas and medicine: their medicine based on chinese tradition and theories, chinese med doesn"t rely on system of surgery or biology. Western medicine based on autonomy knowledge and their system of method is surgery, built upon human biology and autonomy -> surgeries, removing tumours. Mid 19 century faced aggression from japan. Korea had to accept pressure from japan and had to open up to imperial powers: a colony, western medicine under the asian colonizer. Muliti-ethnic, or multinational political unit created by conquest. The chosen dynasty (1392-1910: 10-15 years was called great korean empire. Beginning of dynasty korea is btw 2 imperial powers. Scholars make call it (long choson) pre modern society, or early modern society. Neo confucianisim= recreated korea based on confuscianism.

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