Volker Scheid is professor of East Asian Medicines and director of the EASTmedicine Research Centre at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, London. He is author of Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis (2001) and Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine, 1626–2006 (2007). Holding a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in the medical humanities, Scheid is focusing his current research on a longue durée history of East Asian medicines from the Song to the present, which combines transregional perspectives with methodological approaches borrowed from epistemic historiography and the cultural studies of science, technology, and medicine.
Sean Hsiang-Lin Lei 雷祥麟 is associate research fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and associate professor at the Institute for Science, Technology and Society, Yangming University. He has coedited two Taiwan STS readers: Keji kewang shehui 科技渴望社會 (Social Aspirations of Technoscience, 2004) and Keji kewang xingbie 科技渴望性別 (Gender Aspirations of Technoscience, 2004). His book Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity, has been accepted for publication by the University of Chicago Press (forthcoming in 2014).
Volker Scheid, Sean Hsiang-Lin Lei; Introduction. East Asian Science, Technology and Society 1 March 2014; 8 (1): 1–7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-2413221
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