Latin American and East Asian societies have experienced somewhat similar social, cultural, and political complexities associated with “imported” science, technology, and medicine. In this regard, Beyond Imported Magic, edited by Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, and Christina Holmes, offers a rich source of ideas for East Asian readers. Beyond Imported Magic is a compilation of seventeen essays by a diverse group of researchers: fifteen based in Latin America, nine from the United States, and four from Europe, comprising eight historians, seven anthropologists, six sociologists, and seven STS researchers. The editors grouped the contributions into three main sections in the book.

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The first section, titled “Latin American Perspectives on Science, Technology, and Society,” opens with Henrique Cukierman's “Who Invented Brazil?,” which studies the mutual influences between scientific expeditions to northern tropical Brazil and the people living in that inland...

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