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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
.... Returning to the critiques of disembodied science, the author looks at the particular, situated, and subjective labor that researchers do in the fields to argue that these relationships offer different and richer ways to understand scientific knowledge production and practices. Drawing out a distinction...
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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
...-scientific” by those who would like to root science firmly in the West, practitioners and proponents of Asian medicines have long been forced to take up their own positions vis-à-vis science and biomedicine and define their practices accordingly. Following these struggles through time and across different...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2015) 9 (3): 327–330.
Published: 01 September 2015
... 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 than “one emitted in Vietnam” (185). This statement points to the incompleteness of the project of globalizing conceptions of climate change, a...
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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
... ). However, there are few studies on cultural differences in young people’s social networking and online activities, due to the complexity of the topic, as well as the difficulties in getting access to groups in different cultures. Among the few studies, some indicate that there are differences in how people...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 397–412.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., supervised, and highly skilled modes of doing research. 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...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 277–308.
Published: 01 September 2018
... after a series of actions by the antinuclear movement and the subsequent mothballing of Nuclear Power Plant 4 (NPP4) in 2015. Although the Democratic Progressive Party administration, which came into power in 2016, has been following a quite different direction in energy policy, nevertheless other...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 391–415.
Published: 01 August 2014
... texts of Ayurvedic medicine have existed since the 1930s, industrialization has, in the context of globalization, not only changed in scale but also taken on a qualitatively different turn in which innovation is placed center stage. One may speak today of a drug-invention and drug-production regime...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 255–273.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... 10 As shown in Appendix A, this is 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...
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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. Following the introduction of forensic genetics and laws to govern it, scholars from the social sciences, humanities, and law have been addressing forensic DNA typing and databasing (hereafter referred to as forensic DNA practices) and have generated...
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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...