It is with great sadness that we report on the loss of Professor Chyuan-Yuan Wu (吳泉源), who left us this past November after a battle with liver cancer. In addition to his many achievements at the National Tsinghua University—where he had taught for more than a quarter of a century as a professor and also served as director of the Institute of Sociology as well as deputy dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences—Professor Wu was recognized as an authority in technology studies and a pioneer of STS in Taiwan. A researcher and teacher devoted to understanding the “aesthetic characteristic” of industrial development and technological practice in this energetic island where he was born and raised, Professor Wu’s scholarship revolved around engineers and innovators, figures often ignored in latecomer countries such as Taiwan. In addition to his academic...

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