This book focuses on the "Lo-Sheng Leprosarium "a historic medical institution in Taiwan, to analyze the transformation of Hansen’s Disease Policy in Taiwan and discuss the human rights and the historic changes involved in the policy. Based on the particularity of Hansen’s disease isolation in the history of modern world diseases, this book writing method intends to take a global perspective, uses the three concepts of communication, flow and network in the theory of globalization, as well as the point of view of emphasizing global localization (glocalization)to establish the relevance and over all vision of the topics in the whole book. In addition to the preface and conclusion, this book has five chapters. The second chapter discusses how the global development of modern medical research on leprosy unfolded and how it was transferred to Taiwan, with special attention to the relationship between medical research and policy. The third chapter examines the modern East Asian countries from the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century from a global perspective, including how the Japanese and China's leprosy prevention policies were formed; and how the Japanese imperial leprosy policies were transplanted to colonial Taiwan. Chapter 4 discusses Taiwan’s position in the East Asian Cold War framework after the Second World War, discusses the transformation of Taiwan’s leprosy policy and its results, and focuses on how the policy transformation is embedded in the interpersonal networks of European and American churches, as well as the new wave of population mobility and patient human rights issues . Chapter 6 discusses the uniqueness and historical changes of Lo-Sheng Leprosarium as an isolation space for leprosy.
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- Global perspective、Lo-Sheng Leprosarium、the transformation of Hansen’s Disease policy in Taiwan、Isolation of leprosy patients、Patients human rights、Glocalization.
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