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Organization Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Summary: Organization
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
12:00PM @
Thomson Hall Room 317
Dr. Jongseob Kim
A Study of Prenatal Education
( Korea and China
(lecture in Korean)
Dr. Kim's research objective is to elucidate pre-modern East Asia's notions of the `ideal hu-
man' through his study of prenatal education in Shilla-era Korea and Zhou-era China. He
examines Shilla dynasty documents such as that pre-modern East Asian concepts of prenatal education are founded on the basic tenet
that `The fetus is influenced dramatically by the mother's actions.' Following this tenet, pre-
modern prenatal education texts provide guidelines for how and when a mother-to-be should
sit, stand and sleep; what she should and shouldn't eat, and even what she should see and
hear. Women who followed these guidelines properly would be blessed with a superior new-
born, a child who would not only be healthy and intelligent, but also lead a long life and prac-
tice filial piety.
Dr. Kim is currently a Professor of Korean History at the University of Seoul. He is a gradu-


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle


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