Dr Keiko Daidoji
Visiting research fellow
Graduate School of Human Relations
4-1-1 Hiyoshi Kohoku-ku
My research aspires to reconstruct the transformation in theory and practice in modern Japanese traditional medicine (Kampo) that was catalyzed by the encounter with biomedicine and Chinese medicine over time. In particular, the examination of Kampo doctors from Meiji to early Showa period on their establishment of new treatment will throw new light on the challenge of Kampo medicine that underwent certain technical and epistemological changes, and on the conceptual transformation of emotion-related disorders.
- Transnational history of traditional medicine in Japan
- History of emotion-related disorders in East Asia, History of Japanese Kampo medicine from Edo to early Showa period
- Tradition and modernity: the transnational history of treatment for depression in twentieth century Japan
Daidoji, Keiko and Eric I Karchmer (2016). The Case of the Suzhou Hospital of National Medicine (1939–41): War, Medicine, and Eastern Civilization, in EASTS Volume 11, Number 2: 161-183.