Elisheva Perelman

Academic Interests:

Medical missions in East Asia, Asian history of medicine, Christianity in Asia, modern Japanese history, gender and labor in Japan, epidemics, popular culture in history

Research:

Dr. Perelman's research interests are on the role of foreign evangelical organizations in combating tuberculosis in early 20th century Japan.

Publications:

American Evangelists and Tuberculosis in Modern Japan, Hong Kong University Press.

"Babysan's Burden:  An Analysis of the American Occupation of Japan through Cartoons." Close Encounters in War (2: Displacement and War).

"The Japanese Way of Silence and Seclusion: Memes of Imperial Women." The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. 

"The Exponent of Breath: How Foreign Evangelical Organizations Utilized a Public Health Lacuna for Their Own Benefit." The International Journal of Science in Society.

"The Appropriated Geisha: Using Their Role to Discuss Japanese History, Cultural Appropriation, and Orientalism."  Education about Asia.