This article explores some possible forms that a special East Asian approach to STS studies might take. The goal is to build a methodology of East Asian STS theories. The first step is the articulation of a theoretical basis for such an approach. The author considers the potential for an East Asian STS theory by looking at two journals: Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine and East Asian Science, Technology and Society. To encourage regional theory building, the author suggests gathering concepts from different theories into a rudimentary theory or constructing a theory version based on current theories, making it explicit, and developing a family of East Asian versions.
Research Article|November 01 2012
A Voyage to East Asian STS Theories; Or, What Might Make an STS Theory East Asian
Ruey-Lin Chen; A Voyage to East Asian STS Theories; Or, What Might Make an STS Theory East Asian. East Asian Science, Technology and Society 1 November 2012; 6 (4): 465–485. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-1905045
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