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HIST 200: History of Science, Technology and Medicine in East Asia: Korea


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History of Plastic Surgery in Korea


  1. Rhee, S. C., An, S. J., & Hwang, R. (2017). Contemporary Koreans’ Perceptions of Facial Beauty. Archives of plastic surgery44(5), 390.
  2. Holliday, R., Cheung, O., Cho, J. H., & Bell, D. (2017). Trading faces: The ‘Korean Look’and medical nationalism in South Korean cosmetic surgery tourism. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 58(2), 190-202.
  3. Kim, Taeyon. "Neo-Confucian body techniques: women's bodies in Korea's consumer society." Body & Society 9.2 (2003): 97-113
  4. Leem, S. Y. (2016). The dubious enhancement: Making South Korea a plastic surgery nation. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal10(1), 51-71.
  5. Leem, S. Y. (2017). Gangnam-Style Plastic Surgery: The Science of Westernized Beauty in South Korea. Medical anthropology, 36(7), 657-671.
  6. DiMoia, J. (2013). Reconstructing bodies: biomedicine, health, and nation-building in South Korea since 1945. Stanford University Press.
  7. Eun, Seok-Chan. "Brilliant Hallyu and plastic surgery." Journal of Korean medical science 28.11 (2013): 1561-1562.
  8. Ja, W. K. (2004). The beauty complex and the cosmetic surgery industry. Korea Journal44(2), 52-82.
  9. Swami, V., Hwang, C. S., & Jung, J. (2012). Factor structure and correlates of the acceptance of cosmetic surgery scale among South Korean university students. Aesthetic Surgery Journal32(2), 220-229.
  10. Oh, K. S. (2011). Present and future of plastic and reconstructive surgery in Korea. Journal of the Korean Medical Association54(6), 574-575.


  1. Journal of Korean Medical Science:
  2. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal:
  3. Journal of East Asian Studies:
  4. Korea Journal: