It was not until I was asked by Keller's former student at MIT Wen-Hua Kuo to write this article that I realized Evelyn Fox Keller, in the form of her intellectual fruits, has been with me for a quarter of a century. Her 1985 book Reflections on Gender and Science (hereafter Reflections) was on my MA qualification examination list in 1991 at National Tsing Hua University, along with Sandra Harding's 1987 The Science Question in Feminism. I entered the Graduate Institute of History at Tsing Hua University in 1989, two years after Taiwan had lifted martial law. At that time, social movements were vibrant; student dissenters of various political persuasions, including environmentalists, Taiwan study groups, Marxists, and feminists, were flourishing on campus. In retrospect, it seems to me the timing was perfect for reading Keller's books—women's movements were going...
A Quarter Century of Encounters with Evelyn Fox Keller
Hsiu-Yun Wang received her PhD in history of science from University of Wisconsin–Madison with a minor in women's studies. Her dissertation topic was US medical missionary women in China, 1870s–1920s. Her research areas include the history of modern medicine in China, and gender and medicine in post–World War II Taiwan. She served as the editor of the Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine (2014–16). She is associate professor in the School of Medicine at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
Hsiu-Yun Wang; A Quarter Century of Encounters with Evelyn Fox Keller. East Asian Science, Technology and Society 1 September 2017; 11 (3): 437–440. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3916465
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