To the Editor:
We are dismayed that the organizers of the “Bodies: The Exhibition” have chosen to bring their exhibit back to Seattle. There are ways to educate the general public about the human body and disease without resorting to the mining of dead bodies from overseas for their prurient shock value. We are offended at the disingenuous attempt to profit commercially from human remains.
As Chinese Americans, we have a millennia-old culture of showing respect to our dead, a culture of respect that has been violated by “plastination,” and “staging” of these bodies for sensational display. This is desecration, pure and simple. We encourage others to think twice before choosing to spend their money to support this kind of sordid money-making enterprise.
Lily Jung, MD