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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 525–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Taijiquan T'ai chi ch'uan Martial arts Globalisation Tradition Internal alchemy Qigong Ch'i kung Taijiquan 1 has become increasingly popular worldwide as a Chinese...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2012
... University Press . Prakash Gyan 1999 . Another Reason . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Ryan Alexandra 2008 . Globalisation and the “Internal Alchemy” in Chinese Martial Arts: The Transmission of Taijiquan to Britain . EASTS 2 : 4 525 – 43 . Sang-Hun, Choe...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 207–228.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 醫) were often mentioned with other technical subjects like techniques ( gong 工), agriculture ( nong 農), and horticulture ( pu 圃). Such a list routinely included subjects that cannot be called “scientific” today: divination ( zhanbu 占卜), alchemy ( liandan 煉丹), and geomancy ( fengshui 風水), and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 315–319.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-epidemiology.” No conclusion is provided, but given the strongly favorable “external” factors for making the development of probabilistic calculus, Elvin suggests that some “internal” obstacles may have been at play, on which his article remains open. Vogel focuses on how the Chinese used to speak of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 335–351.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Tibetan medicine Sowa Rigpa Himalayas yoga The articles in this special issue of EASTS derive from papers presented at an international workshop on contemporary issues in the Tibetan medical tradition of Sowa Rigpa, which was held in early 2011 as part of a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 545–566.
Published: 01 December 2008
... how the exercises “strengthen and support the feet,” “strengthen and support the ankles,” and so on. The subsequent exercises extend the focus from joints, muscles, and tendons to encompassing the internal organs; the kidneys, the heart, and the lungs. Yet, these exercises do not at all require any...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 135–159.
Published: 01 June 2017
... concern with cultural survival found resonance not only in the international sphere but also among the Tibetan exile community, which began to focus its efforts—at individual, institutional, and policy levels—on the preservation of what was considered Tibetan culture. 11 This concern has grown steadily...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 439–460.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., whereas other parties (e.g., private individuals) come to be identified as cultural pirates and in still other situations (e.g., under US or international law) as legal authors/owners? For a case study of the complexities facing intangible cultural heritage management in an era of digitization I focus...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 381–395.
Published: 01 September 2013
... high degree of complexity and professionalization, a long history of systematic empiricism and theorization, internal coherence manifested in core classical texts, and a distinct identity resulting from clear external boundaries vis-à-vis other medical systems. While not denying the existence of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 467–486.
Published: 01 September 2013
... forms. The same argument has also been applied to biomedicine. Robert Hahn and Atwood D. Gaines (1985) have shown how biomedical knowledge and practice vary within one society, and Margaret Lock (1980) has shown how they vary at an international level. David Turnbull (2005) employs the same...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 505–528.
Published: 01 December 2011
... news sources appearing in news stories is an essential part of understanding the role of the news media in the process of “social representation and power relationships in society” ( Hansen et al. 1998 : 108). Previous international research into newspaper coverage of biotechnology in the United...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 425–451.
Published: 01 September 2013
... international market: artisanal medicines have come to hold particular allure as authentic, traditional cultural products, set against the general trend toward industrial mass production, hybridity, and synthesis. Overseas trips are highly lucrative and provide the basis of Rigzin's livelihood. They also...