HOMSEA 1: Siem Riep, 2006


JANUARY 9-10 2006

JANUARY 8th 2006

16:00-17:00 Early registration

JANUARY 9th 2006

7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30 Welcoming Address and Opening
Rethy Chhem
General Introduction
Hal Cook & Laurence Monnais
9:15-10:45 Session 1. Historical Perspectives on Medical Traditions in Southeast Asia
Bhaisajyaguru and Tantric medicine in Jayavarman VII (1181-1220 CE) hospitals
Rhety Chhem, University of Western Ontario
Looking for Angkor hospitals
Christophe Pottier, Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
The Impact of Medicine of the Prophet and Practices on Malay Traditional Medicine in Malaysia
Nurdeng Deuraseh, Universiti Putra Malaysia
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Session 2. From Mapping “Tropical” Diseases in Southeast Asia to Fighting Against Them
Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, and Yaws in the Indonesian Archipelago, 1500-1950
Peter Boomgaard, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)
Locating and Mapping Tropical Diseases in Southeast Asia: A Historical Geography Perspective
Dr. Jong-Chan Lee, Harvard-Yenching Institute
12:15-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:00 Session 2 (continued). From Mapping “Tropical” Diseases in Southeast Asia to Fighting Against Them
Arms Around the World: The Introduction of Smallpox Vaccine into the Philippines and Macau in 1805
Thomas B. Colvin (Mexico/ Philippines)
Jean Marie Despiau: Much Maligned French Physician in the Royal Medical Service of the Nguyen Dynasty
C. Michele Thompson, Southern Connecticut State University
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Session 3. “Medical Encounters” in Colonial Southeast Asia (1)
Medicalisation and Social Control in the Context of Western Domination
The Hospital as Colonial Microcosm: Conflict and Corruption at the Philippine General Hospital
Warwick Anderson, University of Wisconsin, Madison
The Nature of the Native Mind: Contested Views of Dutch Colonial Psychiatrists in the Former Dutch East Indies in 1924
Hans Pols, University of Sydney
Hanoi in the Time of Cholera: Epidemic Disease and Racial Power in the Colonial City
Michael G. Vann, California State University
18:00-20:00 Cocktails at FCC Angkor

JANUARY 10th 2006

8:30-10:30 Session 4. “Medical Encounters” in Colonial Southeast Asia (2)
Medicalisation, Professionalisation, and the “(Re)invention” of Tradition
A revolutionary movement to bring traditional medicine back to the grassroots level”: on the bio-politicisation of herbal medicine in Vietnam
Ayo Wahlberg, BIOS/London School of Economics
Dokters-Djawa and Doekoens: The Positioning of Western Educated Indonesian Doctors Towards Native Healers in the Dutch East Indies Around 1900
Liesbeth Hesselink, independent scholar, Leiden, the Netherlands
The Anti-Opium Campaign of Colonial Malaya: Between Economics, Public Health and Chinese Nationalism, ca. 1890s-1941
Ooi Keat Gin, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang, Malaysia)
Science and Superstition: Pregnancy and Birth in 19th Century Philippines
Raquel Reyes, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Motherhood and Medical Work in French Colonial Cambodia
Sokhieng Au, University of California, Berkeley
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Session 5. International Health Care and History of Health Care in Southeast Asia
The Conference on Rural Hygiene in Bandung of 1937: Towards a New Vision of Health Care?
Annick Guénel, CNRS – LASEMA (Paris, France)
AIDS, Access to Essential Medicines and Global Patent Regime: The Case of Thailand
Yu-Ling Huang, State University of New York at Binghamton
Patron and Partner, the “Quiet Americans”: The activities of the Rockefeller Foundation’s International Health Board in Southeast Asia (1915-1940)
Liew Kai Khiun, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Session 6. Medical History in Southeast Asia: Sources, Historiography and Multidisciplinarity
Modern Medical History in a Recent Catastrophic ‘Tsunami’ Disaster: Thailand’s Experience
Tumtip Sangruchi, Mahidol University
Medicine and Public Health in Thai Historiography: From an Elitist View to Counter-Hegemonic Discourse
Chatichai Muksong & Dr. Komatra Chuengsatiansup, Society and Health Institute, Ministry of Public Health
Medicinal knowledge transfer in Maluku, East Indonesia
D. Kyle Latinis, HeritageWatch/ Royal University of Fine Arts (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-17:30 Session 7: From “Local” to “Global”: History of Medicine and Medical Traditions in India
Some Historical and Theoretical Issues Based on a Classical Indian Medicine: The Science of Siddha in Tamil Nadu
Dr. Frédéric Bourdier, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Shanti: Peace for the Mind, Body, and Soul: Well being, health and healing in the Hindu Traditions
Vasudha Narayanan, University of Florida
17:30-18:00 Wrap – up session: What’s next?