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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 335–359.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Sonja Kim This article examines birth control as practice and discourse in 1920s and 1930s Korea under Japanese colonial rule and explores links with family planning and reproductive practices in post-1945 South Korea. The control of women's reproduction held critical implications for meanings of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 343–353.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ; Jiang and Cullinane 2015 ; Al Jazeera 2015 ) and by one journalist as “China's most radical birth control experiment” ( Fong 2016 ), vividly illustrates one of the defining features of population control in East Asia: the leading role that the modern state has assumed in intervening in people's...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2014
... examines how the imposition of a biomedical construction of safety onto a given local group, which does not share this construction of safety, can affect the local group. Specifically, this article examines the application of the biomedical construction of safety to the regulation and control of local...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 361–379.
Published: 01 September 2008
... redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Family Planning Birth Control IUD Population Biomedicine South Korea Cold War In an editorial published in The New York Times in January 2006 following the admission of falsified images contained in the work of South Korean scientist Hwang Woo...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 401–422.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ; Norgren 2001 ; Ogino 2008 ; Tama 2006 ). Regarding birth control methods, the Eugenic Protection Law (EPL), promulgated in 1948, and the cabinet's endorsement in 1951 of a birth control campaign were of upmost importance. In 1948, the Japanese government established the EPL to control its...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 377–399.
Published: 01 December 2016
... government's savings, which were otherwise earmarked for economic development projects. Well aware that his stance on population control was at odds with most cultural elites, who opposed population and birth control for political, religious, moral, and ideological reasons, Chiang put his determination in very...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 445–467.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of delivering fertility reduction via a method he characterized as “humanistic” ( nigentekina 人間的な). This method, which combined parasite control with family planning, was called the Integration Project (IP), and according to Kunii, it drew from the state-endorsed birth control campaign in 1950s...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 209–228.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and also demanded the democratic control of new biotechnologies. However, the Hwang Woo-suk scandal and the increased bureaucratic control of research that followed have challenged the development of a more democratic mode of governance. Through ethnographic methods, this article seeks to understand...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Dagmar Schäfer Inscriptions have mainly been discussed as an important source to aid the analysis of the nature and extent of state control over production and manufacture in Chinese history. This essay takes a different approach and discusses the conceptual development of inscriptions with a view...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 9–26.
Published: 01 March 2008
... lineage, and it was not necessary for the public sphere to become involved in such a private matter. Although reproduction drew public attention during the advent of birth control in the 1970s, problems of reproduction remained apart from social debate ( Ha 2006 ). This was the result of the way the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 585–599.
Published: 01 December 2010
... object , prevention of severe birth defects by prenatal screening (PBDPS), whose success involved ongoing dynamic associations of personnel, groups and techniques that transcended existing institutions and formal political control: ‘PBDPS is not a goal for public health politics, a future end; it is...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2009) 3 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... contrast between premodernity and modernity by comparing the prevalence of cholera in the early nineteenth and the early twentieth century. I discussed the new Western hygiene to control cholera decisively contributing to the destruction of the Confucian worldview and the generation of a new colonial...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2010) 4 (3): 383–418.
Published: 01 September 2010
... particular Japanese experimental program and then discusses, in greater detail, a series of HDTV demonstrations carried out in the US in 1981 and how these (and a related demonstration in Europe 1982) were conceived and used at the time and later by parties involved in designing, operating, and controlling...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 March 2008
... (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) China via the controlled Ningbo-Nagasaki trade and Kanbun texts sent in the other direction, from Japan back to China. The role of Japanese Kanbun teachers in presenting language textbooks for instruction and the larger Japanese adaptation of Chinese studies in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 257–285.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Laurence Monnais In the decade between 1935 and 1945, the discovery and diffusion of sulfonamides, commonly known as sulfa drugs, new medicines capable of controlling bacterial infections, launched a true therapeutic revolution. Predating antibiotics, these “first miracle drugs” to quote the title...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 585–589.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Japan's first large-scale public debate on birth control, reflecting the fear of a population explosion during the prolonged and serious depression following the World War I economic boom. Margaret Sanger's visit in 1922 sparked media and popular interest in birth control. The author details various...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 101–105.
Published: 01 November 2014
... publication, this chapter presents a clear argument with detailed documentation. Chapter 4 looks at the family planning (FP) campaigns from 1961 to the mid-1970s. Analyzing the distribution of the Lippes loop (1964), the use of transportation (1966), and the consumption of birth control pills (1968...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 327–334.
Published: 01 September 2008
... California Press . Chung Y. J. ( 2002 ). Struggle for national survival: Chinese eugenics in a transnational Context . New York : Routledge . Coleman S. ( 1983 ). Family planning in Japanese society: traditional birth control in a modern urban culture . Princeton : Princeton...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 481–483.
Published: 01 December 2016
... State in Reproduction in Post-WWII ‘Japan.’” In chapter 1, Yasuko Tama studies the notion of women's desire for abortion and fertility control, which allegedly contributed to the rapid decline in birth rates in the early postwar period in Japan. Tama first argues that women's desire was informed by...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 389–392.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Ogino maps out the reproductive politics at play from 1945 to the late 1970s in a careful study of opinions about birth control and abortion. By combing through magazines, journals, religious writings, and symposium proceedings, she gives us the voices of a diverse group that includes politicians...