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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 December 2007
... performing publics Deleting difference Erasing independent civic capacities One of the pervasive problems in the endlessly escalating and globalising arenas of public reactions to what is called `science' (or often its de-facto synonym, `risk'), is the dearth of serious questioning of what is this...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 557–578.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of scientists. This process, which produces a different value through labor , also produced a different sort of scientist . The recognition and, more important, the mourning of the deletion of the work and labor distinguish these researchers, even momentarily, as producing a different kind of value...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 73–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... controversy is diffuse and widely distributed. The sharp contrast in these two regimes is shown to be deeply related to the different types of understanding enhancement. In conclusion, this article suggests that the discussion on enhancement is a probe for the larger system of values, which inevitably forces...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2011
... peasant farmers. The theoretical underpinnings of SRI could equally have been used to justify alternative choices. Key aspects of the scientific controversy that surrounds SRI reflect not only disagreements on scientific questions but also different perspectives on the appropriate roles of agricultural...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... similar outcome in their study of soccer players by screening for the insertion or deletion of the UGT2B17 gene ( Strahm et al. 2009 ). These studies transformed the world of steroid doping testing. All review papers on steroid doping emphasized that different UGT2B17 polymorphisms among individuals...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2016) 10 (2): 219–221.
Published: 01 June 2016
... education within the family and employed at the Medical Books Revision Bureau of the Northern Song. These Confucian officials differed both from general scholar-officials 士大夫 ( shidafu ) who specialized in Confucian knowledge but not in medicine, and from medical officials 醫官 ( yiguan ) who provided medical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 397–403.
Published: 01 September 2017
... disciplines far easier, because it enables them to refer to slightly different entities using a single term. Since it is much more difficult for scientists from different disciplines and with different perspectives to use exactly the same definition, such ambiguity is critical for fruitful communication. In...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 March 2014
... own positions vis-à-vis science and biomedicine and define their practices accordingly. Following these struggles through time and across different locations, in turn, has provided researchers across the medical humanities with valuable field sites for exploring the nature of science, medicine, and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2015) 9 (3): 327–330.
Published: 01 September 2015
... climate change is understood, forming manifold working organizations that compete for limited resources. These actors attempt to establish equivalencies that link Vietnam to places such as Europe, but, as Zink writes, “a carbon dioxide molecule emitted in Europe or the United States” remains different...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 303–319.
Published: 01 September 2012
... popular discourse and appropriated by commercial practices. In section 2, we examine how neuroscientific researchers created brain facts and images suggesting differences between the brains of people who acquired a second language in childhood and people who did so in adulthood and the kinds of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 439–458.
Published: 01 December 2018
... perceiving different uses, but they do not create affordances in the act of perception.” The potential of uses is activated by people who use technology, and the technology alters the way people communicate ( Vitak and Ellison 2013 ). As such, smartphones and social media created a new possibility: people...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 397–412.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... There might be clashes between the interests of national, provincial, and local players, between patients and therapy providers, and between different kinds of stem cell therapy (SCT) providers, such as those in state hospitals (e.g., military hospitals), those in provincial research labs, and those in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 277–308.
Published: 01 September 2018
... planning and the collective witnessing of (limited) operating reserves. We argue that both of these come with their own assumptions and political implications and therefore invite scrutiny. Both reserve margin and operating reserve are predicted figures; however, they are based on very different time...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 391–415.
Published: 01 August 2014
... TKDL-based information to evaluate patent applications focusing on polyherbal drug formulations. This article also sheds a different light on the issue of biocapital and its relations with pharmaceutical innovation. It considers TKDL's regulatory role not regarding “biocapital” as a reputedly new...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 255–273.
Published: 01 June 2010
... not significantly different from the current arrangement in the modern standard edition. 11 At first sight, jiyi (the tenth category in both the early edition and the modern) may seem absurdly vague; unlike many other categories, it does not seem to have a stable taxonomic boundary. It...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 273–296.
Published: 01 April 2014
... principles different from those of liberal democracy. In the mid-1980s, Sir Alec J. Jeffreys and his coworkers invented a method for individualizing human biological material, which they described as “DNA fingerprinting” ( Jeffreys, Wilson, and Thein 1985 ). DNA fingerprint techniques were notorious...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 417–438.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Indian bodybuilders of different levels of education and socioeconomic backgrounds. While I have yet to meet an Indian bodybuilder with no social media presence whatsoever, not all make use of their accounts in the same way. While some use it as a way to showcase their accomplishments, others make much...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Interestingly, the outcomes regarding the two issues regarding robots and nuclear power are strikingly different. With robots, earlier studies indicated that the Japanese sci-fi manga (漫画) and anime (アニメ) genres have influenced the Japanese development of robot technologies and the associated public...