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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 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 (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 275–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... tradition of treating the illnesses of the populace in which the “monarch bestows medicine as a virtuous deed for the populace,” the Hyemin-guk 惠民局 was established to provide medicine to the inhabitants of the capital. This ideology of providing medical service to commoners was subsequently transmitted to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 19–51.
Published: 01 December 2007
... interest-group bargaining, which abandons any sense of the common good or (by default) regards it simply as the outcome of a bargaining process. By contrast, broader deliberation of stances requires publicly defensible reasons, which are subjected to scrutiny and thus are drawn more from common interests...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 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. 10 8 2015 25 3...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 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 (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... thus doping-friendly. I got it.” 16 The discourse on a doping-friendly race is common in 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 other races ( Hallinan 1994...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 453–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... communicability of and between assemblages (i.e., the machinic/enunciative axis) than to their shifting territoriality: the de-/reterritorialization axis captures the ephemerality and changeability of globalization. Moreover, by tracing the commonalities and differences in ways of assembling, this concept...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 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 institutions...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 475–504.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 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 vanishing into invisibility, as a result of this terminological confusion...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 221–241.
Published: 01 June 2013
... anthropological project. First of all, it was the assumption of the equivalence between the Japanese and Thai SMEs made by the transfer project that turned the latter into an issue to be explored. At the same time, the engineers' effort to come to terms with the difference had a lot in common with anthropology...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 601–623.
Published: 01 December 2013
... with the opportunity to monitor themselves. Yet this 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...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 of the DNA technology in a wider context, which is mostly cited in the media, is to reduce “timber...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 257–275.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 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 government had lacked a nationwide medical system in any form...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 379–399.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 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 of its cultural as well as...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 355–376.
Published: 01 December 2016
... we need to place these diverse actors into tension with the larger, transnational story. In some cases the differences between parties were minor, but in many cases the forms of practice differed considerably, even as there was a tacit agreement to nod toward a common or shared developmental language...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of different lines of research toward a common goal, the Japanese Association of Chemical Biology. However, the narrative above is insufficient to clarify the role of public institutions—both policy makers and public research institutions such as RIKEN—in legitimizing the role of chemical biology in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 335–348.
Published: 01 June 2010
... remarkably activated 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...