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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2010) 4 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Akihito Suzuki Akiko Hyôdô 兵頭晶子 , ( Mental Disease and Japanese Modernity: From the Possessed Mind/Body to the Diseased Mind/Body ) Tokyo : Seikyûsha , 2008 . ISBN 978-4-7872-2032-5 . 322 pp. 26 7 2010 26 7 2010 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2010 2010...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 545–566.
Published: 01 December 2008
... explore the variety of bodymind states that Norwegian qigong students experience. I have differentiated five “stages” of Biyun practice. Using these stages as a framework, I demonstrate the gradual progression in the learning of qigong . “Body,” “concentration,” and qi (“life energy”) are all important...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 539–541.
Published: 01 December 2009
... deceased wished to give his or her body to science. For us, living in the twenty-first century, it is understandable, not to say natural, to make up one's mind to donate his/her body to a medical school. However, in the Meiji era, the person who willingly left his/her body for dissection was thought to be...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 475–504.
Published: 01 December 2009
... threatened their lives? Or yet more pointedly, if this Chinese-style weisheng was not limited to the physical body alone, then how did it respond to and mold the new understanding, values, and experiences of “life” (body, mind, thoughts, emotions, desires, livelihood, and illness) at a time when Chinese...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 461–464.
Published: 01 December 2008
... scientifically trained mind, by adjusting the concept of a locus to that of a point. In introductory TCM classes ( Hsu 1999 : 144n), teachers would often draw points with a pen onto the skin, indicative of xuewei as “acupoints.” As Iven Tao highlights in this volume, the notion of the “acupoint” has...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 June 2013
... women, the author, Chen Yan 陳言 (1131–89), began by stating that sex difference was noticeable for a number of illnesses, reinforcing the ancient idea (he appears to have had in mind Sun Simiao 孫思邈, d. c. 682) that women are difficult to treat. But, Chen continued, there were still many illnesses that...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 577–580.
Published: 01 November 2012
... male body, by the seventh century medical texts defined “childlessness” ( wuzi ) as a female problem. Successful childbearing depended on the woman's body, mind, and behavior all being properly regulated at each stage of the process. This attention to female reproductive functions also led doctors to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 29–49.
Published: 01 March 2016
... man explained, “Young Koreans have cut themselves off from the older generations, and in so doing, they have become modern. In the West they are still traditionally minded; they have not been able to become their own generation.” They are, he explained, “still living under the shadow of their past...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 73–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Probably the most notorious among the trio of body, technology, and enhancement is the concept of the body. Besides the centuries-long controversies on mind-body dualism, the dictionary entry of the word body starts with ominously puzzling definitions connoting both its totality—the body with the head...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 417–438.
Published: 01 December 2018
... skin were all markers of bodybuilders having pushed the boundaries and spatialities of their bodies by making use of various anabolic steroids and growth hormones. However, while my mind turned to health concerns, my informant seemed mainly preoccupied with a particular bodybuilder’s decisions in terms...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 377–392.
Published: 01 December 2018
... ( Chatterjee 2002 ). Change came in the form of new forensic techniques aimed at making the body directly legible, effectively bypassing the dissembling native mind ( Anderson 2004 ). The native body had been in this position before. Back in the day of John Company, as indeed in contemporary Europe...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 355–378.
Published: 01 September 2012
... terms. In these years, many were concerned with the state of the minds and bodies of their compatriots, particularly of children. With the mandating of compulsory education of four to six years in 1872, the Meiji government looked to schools to function as a “civilizing force,” even though such...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 341–344.
Published: 01 September 2018
... ethos that emphasized and valued restless growth and the utmost outpouring of energy. The juxtaposed trends in contemporary China seem to lack a reasonable explanation: on the one hand, traditional Chinese belief in bodily cosmology highlights balance and mindful control of the body, as evidenced in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., as enhancement deals with functions and forms of the body that are inseparable from the self and the mind. This study also takes a different approach to social justifications and biological reductionism, which are often found in previous studies on enhancement-related medical products. Many kinds of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 297–301.
Published: 01 September 2012
... location of the human soul. It is safe to assume that the respondents' cultural background affected these results. As Wu and Fukushi point out, in Taiwan and other parts of East Asia the Confucian tradition asserts a strong relationship between the mind and the body. A belief in the existence of the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 June 2008
... concept of body techniques to explore skills, “the capabilities of action and perception of the whole organic being (indissolubly mind and body) situated in a richly structured environment... Skills are... incorporated into the modus operandi of the developing human organism through training and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 359–376.
Published: 01 December 2018
... humans are capable of “changing our existence” through such “instruments” (143) because the body “is a system which is open on to the world, and correlative with it” (143). Technology, in Merleau-Ponty’s work, is a means not simply of augmenting a mind or intellect, but of extending bodily presence and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 505–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... local innovation, or to imitation? What constitutes local knowledge on nature/body/mind/spirit in the region, and should that local knowledge be preserved or continue to be produced? Should local knowledge production be combined with the universal knowledge production registry system? Since techno...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 379–399.
Published: 01 September 2012
... certain types of bodies, its safety and efficacy must have been already established on a group of bodies that are considered similar to those for whom the drug is intended. This is different from what has taken place in the United States with regard to social movements aimed at increasing the diversity of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 453–474.
Published: 01 December 2009
... cause of death was use of knowledge of parts of the body for which trauma could be fatal—the so-called “vital spots.” This way of conceptualizing wounds formed part of a basic rubric which officials used to determine the mortal wound and assign legal responsibility in homicide cases. This article uses a...