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Sickness of Spirit: A Book Manuscript Workshop on the History of Mental Illness in Modern Japan

November 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Mergenthaler 439

This special workshop will bring together a select group of Japan specialists to discuss the book manuscript by Professor Yumi Kim of the History Department. The goal of the workshop is to generate in-depth discussion about ways to improve the manuscript, which is about the dynamics of family, gender, and law that affected understandings and ways of managing mental illness in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Japan. It is an episodic history of changing notions of mental illness that covers a range of topics.

Co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation