The Cold War's influence was so profound that one cannot fully understand the development of postwar East Asia without considering it. This observation also applies to East Asian science and technology studies (STS). As a position paper in the first issue of EASTS emphasized, the postcolonial era conditioned by Cold War politics and US hegemony requires more studies to pinpoint its power structure and effect on technoscience (Fu 2007). A growing scholarship has begun to address this topic (e.g., DiMoia 2013), including a special issue of EASTS (Mizuno 2012). STS studies with focus on Cold War Taiwan have accumulated in fields such as biomedicine and public health, science policy and education, and power infrastructure and civil engineering projects. In contrast, agriculture is a less studied subject. Chi-Wei Liu's book Meiyuan niandai de niaoshi bingbu ruyan 美援年代的鳥事並不如煙, although...

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