Victoria Lee: The Arts of the Microbial World

New Books in Japanese Studies | 16 July 2023 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Victoria Lee about her book The Arts of the Microbial World: Fermentation Science in Twentieth-Century Japan. Explores the history of microbial science in modern Japan, discussing how Japanese scientists and artisans in food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries harnessed a combination of premodern and modern understandings of the microbial world to create a productive approach positing microbes “as living workers” in important industries.

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