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Harry Yi-Jui Wu MD.DPhil

I am a historian of medicine. I was trained in medicine in Taiwan before obtaining DPhil in modern history at the University of Oxford in 2012. My current research projects mainly focus on the transnational histories of mental health. My first book, Mad by the Millions: Mental Disorders and the Early Years of the World Health Organization, was published by MIT Press in 2021. Besides historical research, I am also interested in commenting and critiquing humanities pedagogy in medical education.​ Before becoming Associate Professor at National Cheng Kung University, I taught at Nanyang Technological University and the University of Hong Kong between 2013 and 2021, where I lead medical humanities programmes at two schools of medicine. In 2020, I was elected Early Career Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Humanities.

At the present time, I focus on three research projects:

  • Scientific and cultural origins of psychiatric epidemiology in East Asia (supported by National Science and Technology Council, Taiwan)

  • Sad waters: Hong Kong and its lunatics (supported by Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Germany)

  • Using verbatim theatre to explore caregiving (supported by Yushan Young Scholar Program, Ministry of Education, Taiwan)

 

I am currently Co-Editor of the Journal of Social History of Medicine. In addition, I am also on the board of East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, and Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine.

我是一位醫學史學者,畢業於台灣中山醫學大學。從牛津大學衛康醫療史研究中心取得博士學位後,曾於新加坡南洋理工大學、香港大學任職數年,在兩個醫學院中規劃醫學人文學程。從2021年8月起,於國立成功大學全校不分系任教。我的研究聚焦於精神醫療的跨國史。英文新作《群瘋:精神疾病和世界衛生組織的早年歲月》已於2021年4月出版。目前除了延續這本著作關切內容在東亞所衍伸的課題之外,我也涉足非傳染病的跨國史,以及人文學在醫學教育中的實踐和批判。詳細的學術成果請參照本網頁其他欄目。

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Contact

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National Cheng Kung University

No. 1 University Road, Tainan City 701 TAIWAN

E-Mails

hyjw@gs.ncku.edu.tw

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