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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2018) 12 (2): 185–196.
Published: 01 June 2018
... cooperation. From China’s historical process of interactions between S&T, its STS research must confront the influence of its own historical and cultural traditions and thus reflect some local characteristics. This effect manifests in two important aspects. The first question that bridges STS and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 327–333.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Francesca Bray 16 5 2010 16 5 2010 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2010 2010 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. STS East Asia Historical questions Technocracy Communities of practice...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 539–541.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Tatsuya Mima Kozai Toyoko , [ Circulated Bodies: A Historical Analysis of Donation in Modern Japan ] Tokyo : Keiso Shobo , 2007 . 341 pp. ¥3,675. 10 2 2009 10 2 2009 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2009 2009 This content is made freely available by the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 619–622.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Anders Blok Watanabe Hiroyuki , Japan's Whaling: The Politics of Culture in Historical Perspective. Translated by Hugh Clarke from the Japanese Original, Hogei mondai no rekishi shakaigaku 捕鯨問題の歴史社会学: 近現代日本におけるクジラと人間, Tokyo, Tōshindō, 2006 Melbourne : Trans Pacific Press , 2009 . 222...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Prefecture took place in the early autumn of 2008. The occasion was a notable “return” to a historic center of premodern Japanese silkworm egg production for two busloads of members of the silk and sericulture industy, en route to the annual Silk Summit held at the Fukushima Agricultural Technology Center...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 419–423.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Kaori Sasaki Sato 佐藤雅浩 Masahiro , Seishin shikkan gensetsu no rekishi shakaigaku: “Kokoro no yamai” wa naze ryūkōsuru no ka 精神疾患言説の歴史社会学-『心の病』はなぜ流行するのか [ A Historical and Sociological Analysis of the Discursive Practice of Mental Illness: Why Did a Particular “Mental Sickness” Become...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 503–518.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., but he never pretended that we might study Southeast Asia as if it were subtracted and separated from the rest of the world. For Smail, his “broader conception of autonomy” was shorthand for modifying the relative importance assigned to local historical agents (88). It was a question of whose...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2011
... response expressed in the very style she questions. So, was I complicit in the kuru investigations, the history of which I was trying to write? Had Carleton enthralled me? Was I, too, suffering from the disease whitemen catch from kuru? The answer here is deliberately equivocal. My main defense is that if...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 541–547.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., reemerge, create countercurrents, upwell, and return in other forms. Agency is important but deeply limited in historical processes. The ocean-atmosphere-land flows are both metaphorical and material. As material, they condition life and history on earth. The question that arises today is the extent to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 December 2007
... political implications and corresponding analytical implications for STS. I suggest that the typical reduction of participation questions to ones of `what qualification do publics have for engagement in expert practices?' is a mistaken distraction from more important questions which not only much analytical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2019) 13 (2): 257–277.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... They contend that expertise is always constituted within particular historical, political, and cultural contexts. It is not an objective Archimedean point from which one can separate science from politics and settle the problem of extension without dispute. For them, more pertinent questions to be...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 417–437.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Judith Farquhar; Lili Lai This article shows how a newly “salvaged” and “sorted” minority nationality medicine is being rendered as information, while attending to the dynamic emergence of new knowledge. After providing some historical background for the ethnic medicines movement and its Chinese...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 June 2011
... toward their potential as an instrument to inspire trust. The aim is new insight into how Chinese culture historically implemented, expressed, and received rights within material production. This reveals some of the factors that affected practical knowledge transmission in Chinese culture. Starting with...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 211–234.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the “everyday technology approach” and background information about the field site, the author next gives a brief historical description of the electrification process in rural China. The third part is dedicated to the ethnographic data concerning five appliances: electric light, water pump, TV...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 479–504.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Gonçalo Santos This article revisits the question of the impact of the Green Revolution in the rice-farming region of South China, combining historical and anthropological approaches to technological transformation. The article describes the Chinese “traditional” practice of small-scale wet-rice...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 123–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
... us to wonder: when and how did Japanese citizens come to acquire modern time discipline over the course of the past century and a half? The present paper cannot and will not, however, provide an analytical argument on this large historical question about Japanese history. It will, rather, provide...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 335–351.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., suggesting that these open up important questions for medicine in general regarding the relationship between “subjective” and “objective” aspects of the healing process. The political economy of Sowa Rigpa is considered, including questions of access, of the production of medicines, and the impact of new...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 71–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to another. Current urban water supply challenges and the social and cultural values of water are the background of this article to examine the role of participatory approaches in building knowledge and expertise in urban water management. This article asks three questions: (1) How does community...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 115–136.
Published: 01 March 2019
... location of the discipline in relation to other regional versions of STS. In what follows we simplify the complexities of a large and sophisticated body of writing by exploring a double question. On the one hand, we ask how scholars conceptualize the location of East Asian technoscience in the world. And...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 99–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... cooperative in constructing a single discourse. Furthermore, the two camps' discourse became a historical prototype for the later “discourse of the two cultures.” Science view is a concept akin to worldview . This is an individual's or a community's conception of science, responses to such questions...