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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Anders Blok This article draws on ethnographic studies (conducted in Japan) into ongoing controversies over Japanese “research” whaling, in order to theorize what it might mean, in STS and elsewhere, to think comparatively about global connections, networks, and flows. Since the 1970s, Japanese...
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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 pp...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
... attached to his 2000 Japanese translation (with Yukio Wakamatsu) of Landgon Winner’s 1986 The Whale and the Reactor ( Winner [2000] 1986 ). 3 Annual Report “Science, Technology, and Society” 年報 科学・技術・社会 is the journal for JSSTS published yearly since 1992. JSSTS later became the academic Sociology of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 175–183.
Published: 01 June 2013
... and natures through global assemblages of whaling (Blok); between human and animal in bringing robots to life (Kubo); between epidemiological and genetic traits in metabolizing diabetes drugs (Mohácsi); between Thai and Japanese technology in the space created by a technology-transfer project (Morita...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 381–394.
Published: 01 September 2011
... still reverberates from heavy aftershocks, and those may be accompanied by additional tsunamis. Moreover, none of us can completely deny the possibility of another megaquake in any adjacent region, at the juncture of the eastern and southern Japanese basin plates. And we now realize with grave concern...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 499–502.
Published: 01 August 2014
... health issues related to industrial pollution. It is based on a large set of secondary sources in English and Japanese, and while three of the six chapters are devoted to famous cases that have been extensively documented in Japanese and relatively well documented in Western languages, as well as in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 December 2007
... conferences are regularly held in Japan, South Korea, China, and Taiwan; in 2006, the Sixth East Asian STS conference was held in Japan. Some exciting research collaborations, such as those on Japanese colonial science and imperial universities, 2 have been formed. Each society in East Asia has been...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 115–136.
Published: 01 March 2019
... “materials,” within physics, while the Western disciplinary term physics was translated by Japanese into the Chinese characters 物理 ( wù lǐ ; principles of things, hereafter wuli ) in the nineteenth century before being adopted by the Chinese themselves. And analogous arguments have been made about the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 103–123.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and beyond. The Straits Times 's leading article following Tan's budget speech (“Technology Is the Answer”) contains a nice illustration of this, when it refers to US–Japanese technological rivalry, which was to become a familiar theme in 1980s technology policy discourse: “Not surprisingly even the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Japanese anime film production shows a different kind of distributed transnational production network, packaged as Japanese cultural soft power. 3 My own work on the Pan-Asian SNP Consortium, commented on more dismissively by Aihwa Ong (2017) , is another form of “scientific diplomacy” or brokering...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 November 2014
... ). Influenced by such factors as the perceived success of Japanese modernization after the Meiji Restoration in Japan and the rapid industrialization of Russia following the installation of a communist state, as well as shaped by the opportunities and capital available during the Cold War, newly independent...