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Title: Suturing the nation in South Korean historical television medical dramas
Authors: Liew, Kai Khiun
Keywords: Humanities::Drama
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Liew, K. K. (2020). Suturing the nation in South Korean historical television medical dramas. Journal of Medical Humanities, 41(2), 193-205.
Journal: Journal of Medical Humanities
Abstract: Using the 2000-2010 South Korean historical medical dramas Heo Jun (The Way of Medicine), Dae Jang Geum (Jewel in the Palace), and Jejoongwon (The Hospital) as case studies, this article examines televisual reimaginations of Korean medical modernity as (re)interpretative popular culture texts. Particularly in the areas of the anatomical sciences and surgery, modern medicine's emancipatory potentials in these productions are set semi-fictitiously in pre-modern Joseon historical contexts. Dramaturgically challenging entrenched social hierarchies and ossified cultural taboos of Institutionalized Confucianism, these dramas' progressive physician-protagonists emphasize the universality and impartiality of medical knowledge in what is herein termed as Generative Confucianism.
ISSN: 1041-3545
DOI: 10.1007/s10912-019-09586-6
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Rights: © 2019 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.
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