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Yu-chuan Wu
Yu-chuan Wu
Position: Assistant Research Fellow
Tel: 02-2652-3116
Email: chuanwyc@asihp.net

* Academic Experience

2012, PhD, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, UK

Current and Previous Positions

2014-, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica 
2006-2013, Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University
2005-2013, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cardinal Tien Hospital 

* Academic Honors

2008, Zhu Kezhen Junior Award, awarded by the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine

* Publications
Dissertation ▼
  1.  《「病態」的民族:日治晚期台灣的民族性精神疾病史》(新竹:國立清華大學歷史研究所碩士論文,2005)。
  2. “A Disorder of Ki: Alternative Treatments for Neurasthenia in Japan, 1890-1945” ( PhD diss., Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, UK., 2011).


Journal Articles ▼
  1. Yu-Chuan Wu, Hui-Wen Teng , “Tropics, Neurasthenia, and Japanese Colonists: Psychiatric Discourses in Late Colonial Taiwan,” Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 54 (2004): 61-104. An updated version of this article appears in Empire and Modern Medicine, ed. Shang Jen Li (Taipei: Linking Publishing, 2008), pp. 55-100.
  2. “Nostalgia and ‘Sex Disorders’: Hypochondriasis and Masculinity in Late Colonial Taiwan,” Journal of Woman’s and Gender Study 21 (2006): 1-68.
  3. “Disappearing Anger: Fujisawa Shigeru’s Psychological Experiments on Formosan Aborigines in the Late Colonial Period,” New History 18.2 (2007): 103-155. An abridged version of this article is translated into English and published in East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal 6.2 (2012): 199-219.
  4. A Disorder of Qi: Breathing Exercise as a Cure for Neurasthenia in Japan, 1900-1945,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 71.3 (2016): 322-344, doi: 10.1093/jhmas/jrv029.
  5. Straighten the Back to Sit: Belly-Cultivation Techniques as “Modern Health Methods” in Japan, 1900-1945,” Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 40 (2016): 450-474, doi: 10.1007/s11013-016-9487-6.
  6. Techniques for nothingness: Debate over the comparability of hypnosis and Zen in early-twentieth-century Japan,” History of Science 56.4 (2018): 470-496, doi.org/10.1177/0073275317743120.
  7. The Moral Power of Suggestion: A History of Suggestion in Japan, 1900-1930,” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 55.1 (2019): 21-39, doi.org/10.1002/jhbs.21944.


Book Editor ▼
  1. 王文基、巫毓荃編輯,《精神科學與近代東亞》(臺北:聯經出版社,2018.12)。


Conference Papers ▼
  1.  “Climate, Constitution and Nostalgia” (paper presented at the First Taiwanese STS Workshop, Taiwan, 2004).
  2. “A Strange Emotion and a Defiant Self: The Shift from Neurasthenia to Depression in Contemporary Taiwan” (paper presented at Depression, Self and Society: Socio-historical Decoding of the Prevailing Depression, Taiwan Centre for the Development of Psychoanalysis, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006).
  3. Hypnotherapy in Japan, 1890-1945: A Modern Way of Practicing Zen?” (paper presented at the Future of History of Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London, 2010).
  4. “Historiography of Psychiatry: An Overview” (paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2010).
  5. “A Disorder of Qi: Hypnotism-derived Psychotherapy for Neurasthenia in Japan, 1890-1945 ” (paper presented at the Fourth EASTS International Conference: Engaging East Asian Science, Technology and Society, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012).
  6.  “Psychotherapy at Home: Morita Therapy for Neurotic Disposition in Japan, 1919-1938” (paper presented at D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia, 2014 Annual Meeting and Workshop,  Busan, Korea, 2014.1.4-7).
  7.  “From an Abnormal Mental State to a Sublime State of Nothingness: A Brief History of Hypnosis in Japan, 1900-1930,” 發表於2015 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) (Chicago, 2015.3.27). 〔因有事無法出席此會議,但有人代為宣讀論文〕
  8. 〈無我與心機一轉:二十世紀上半葉日本的催眠現象〉,發表於陽明大學舉辦之Mapping Mental Health in East Asia: An International Workshop,台北,2015年8月21日。
  9. “Techniques for Nothingness: Debate about the Comparability of Zen and Hypnosis in Early Twentieth-Century Japan,” 發表於中研院史語所、亞洲醫學史學會等主辦,「第八屆亞洲醫學史學會雙年會」(Medicine and Modernity in Asia: The Eighth Meeting of the Asian Society for the History of Medicine),臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2016年9月30-10月1日。
  10. 〈「空」的技術:二十世紀初日本關於催眠與禪定異同之論辯〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所學術講論會,2016年10月17日。
  11. 〈暗示的道德力量:二十世紀初日本的暗示療法〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所學術講論會,2018年6月25日。
  12. 〈作為一門跨領域學科的醫學史〉,歷史語言研究所90週年所慶研討會,2018年10月23日。
  13. “From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: The Psychiatric Career of a Colonial Psychiatrist,” 發表於中央研究院「『殖民醫學』再榷:本質與定義的思考」主題計畫主辦,「『殖民醫學』再榷:本質與定義的思考」工作坊,臺北:中央研究院,2018年12月2日。


Other Writings ▼
  1. 近代心理治療史隨想〉,「歷史學柑仔店」網站,2015.11.27。
  2. 注意力不足過動症爭議的十個話題〉,「歷史學柑仔店」網站,2017.03.24。
  3. 精神科學與現代東亞〉,「歷史學柑仔店」網站,2018.11.09。
  4. 中村古峽與他的二重人格之女〉,「歷史學柑仔店」網站,2019.11.08。


Book Reviews ▼
  1. 書評:《武士刀與柳葉刀:日本西洋醫學的形成與擴散》,《科技、醫療與社會》21 (2015):287-290。


Translation ▼
  1. Roy Porter, Madness: A Brief History. Taipei: Sino Cultural Enterprise Ltd. Co., 2004.


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