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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2010) 4 (4): 565-583.
Published: 01 December 2010
... processes. It allows individuals to present their views as whole pictures, complete with inherent ambiguities and complexities. Embodied, holistic views stem from mutual understanding of everyday events shared among members of a society. Everyday understanding relies on common sense, a spontaneous...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2010) 4 (2): 275-301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... commoners was subsequently transmitted to the Chosŏn Dynasty 朝鮮王朝, founded in 1392. At that time, the Hyemin-guk was renamed the Hyemin-sŏ 惠民署, while the Tongsŏ Taebi-won continued to exist as the Tongsŏ Hwarin-sŏ 東西活人署, with the Buddhist term “great compassion ( taebi )” being replaced by the Confucian...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2010) 4 (3): 433-455.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Yu-yueh Tsai Taiwan as an island country is an immigrant society where interethnic marriages have been common. In the past centuries, it has not been unusual that people in Taiwan change their ethnic identities for various reasons. Its “four great ethnic groups” ( sida zuqun )—the Hoklo, Hakka...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (3): 297-301.
Published: 01 September 2012
... disciplines. According to a survey, Western and Taiwanese views on the relationship between the “soul” and the “mind” may have little in common. In South Korea, scientific research on bilingualism, covered by reports in the mass media, contributed to popular misconceptions about the early acquisition of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (2): 233-241.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Francesca Bray We might think that scholars in the fields of national, comparative, world, or global history of science and technology engage with each other in fruitful dialogue and see their works as part of a common cumulative project. But such is not usually the case. This article identifies...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2007) 1 (1): 19-51.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., sometimes called governance ( Young 1997 ). Governance involves the premise `that a problem is “common”, in the sense that stakeholder advantage cannot be obtained–nor, often, defined–independently from collective reasoning'. Yet such advantages are often foreseen, as a basis for some stakeholders to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2017) 11 (2): 135-159.
Published: 01 June 2017
... existing and real Tibetan cultural hegemony in exile. Thus, while common rhetoric assumes a triumph of modern science and a gradual loss of traditional knowledge, the case of Tibetan medicine shows that we need to take the latter seriously as an important apparatus of power even today. While creating or...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (4): 497-518.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and the response to public opinion. Although the two states had a common aim of promoting stem cell research within an acceptable ethical framework, divergent discourses and strategies emerged from differences in preliminary conditions, in the governments' self-perception, in the interactions of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2016) 10 (1): 5-27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the public domain. Lay people find this discourse of racial differences in sports performance to be common sense; that is, Asians’ sports performance is not vastly superior to that of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (4): 453-464.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... Moreover, by tracing the commonalities and differences in ways of assembling, this concept addresses the interpenetration of the local and the global. Assembling may be seen as a common phenomenon, but ways of assembling embody local distinctions. By elaborating Deleuze and Guattari's assemblage concept...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2014) 8 (4): 439-460.
Published: 01 August 2014
... alternatives, largely through the assertion of a singular or diverse cultural commons that many argue should be managed by stewards serving in the public interest ( Lessig 2004 ; Liang, Iyengar, and Nitchani 2008 ). At the same time the pressures of international policy regimes and modern legal...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2009) 3 (4): 475-504.
Published: 01 December 2009
... treacherous path. Subsumed under the popular term weisheng , they may have succeeded in initiating local endeavors that had little in common with the Western notion of hygiene; on the other hand, though, it is more likely that they were pushed out to the fringes of Western-style hygiene, to the point of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2013) 7 (4): 601-623.
Published: 01 December 2013
... self-monitoring required mastering a difficult technique with little training from TEPCO ( Horie 2011 [1979] : 158–60). Many accounts suggest that it was a common practice for a manager or a worker himself to falsify the data on a radiation management notebook or for a worker to avoid an exposure...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2013) 7 (2): 221-241.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the same time, the engineers' effort to come to terms with the difference had a lot in common with anthropology. It not only directly drew on anthropological knowledge but also involved spatial imagination similar to anthropology, in which puzzling actions of “natives” were explained by social and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2017) 11 (1): 51-70.
Published: 01 March 2017
... it is the very same timber processed in a mill before being delivered. In so doing, timber manufacturers or processors will not have the chance to mix legal timber with illegal timber—a practice quite common in the industry and easily done by forging or manipulating the paperwork. Another expectation...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2018) 12 (3): 257-275.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of medical practitioners was least acute among the Japanese. 3 Medical care was accessible and available in Japanese communities across the islands. These physicians were a product of the new Meiji era, which effectively replaced common practices of the pre-1868 regime. The Tokugawa central...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (3): 379-399.
Published: 01 September 2012
... for evaluating the impact of ethnic factors upon a medicine's effect,” the definition of “ethnic factors” becomes critical. Ethnic factors are defined as “factors relating to races or large populations grouped according to common traits and customs. Note that this definition gives ethnicity, by virtue...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2016) 10 (4): 355-376.
Published: 01 December 2016
... considerably, even as there was a tacit agreement to nod toward a common or shared developmental language. To offer a generalization, the postwar arrival of external actors into the region often proved useful to local elites, those who sought to consolidate an existing power base or to further their reach in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2013) 7 (1): 7-33.
Published: 01 March 2013
... from different research traditions found a loosely defined common ground. I have also shown that this process progressed in parallel with the establishment of the public chemical library. In both processes, the role of the national administration was of substantial importance. Even the formation of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2010) 4 (2): 335-348.
Published: 01 June 2010
... since the democratization of the political system in the late 1980 s. NGOs engaged in different issues tended to make a partnership for common cause, since many NGO leaders then shared their involvement in the anti-government democratization movement. 4 The names of those animals, Boram...