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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2009) 3 (2-3): 287-314.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Germany Optics Acoustics Fashion Urban planning ‘It's a remarkable piece of apparatus,’ said the officer to the explorer... Franz Kafka: Penal Colony ( Kafka 1988 , p. 191) Terezín ( Theresienstadt in German, no name in Hebrew) is a small town, a short hour by bus, from Prague. It...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2014) 8 (3): 379-381.
Published: 01 April 2014
... firms and engaged many university professors as technical consultants. Part 2 focuses on a crucial period, World War II, during which R&D activities of the army and the navy were pursued, notably with the development of new weapons (aircrafts, chemical weapons, optical arms, etc.) for which the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (4): 561-567.
Published: 01 November 2012
... world. 19 In Fu's own words, his essay was “closely connected with T. Kuhn's recent new ideas on taxonomy” and attempted “to construct a space of comparative taxonomies between Western optics and Chinese ‘optics’ as a case of argumentation, a new kind of ‘comparison’ quite different from the old...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (2): 267-274.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... Ironically, Latour's use of the incident in fact can itself function as a parable to draw attention to the limits of the ANT/STS optic that attempts to understand actors and their actions without taking seriously the heterogeneous imaginaries through which these actors enter and act within various networks...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2008) 2 (2): 289-293.
Published: 01 June 2008
... conventions such as shading and newly discovered Euclidean geometry to create the optical illusion of realness. Yet, just as Michela Bussotti has pointed out, “realistic perhaps, their works could prove equally useless for practical application” (p.481). If we must compare with the West, the sharp difference...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2011) 5 (1): 11-26.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., Haraway ( 1991 ) and Barad ( 2007 ) talk about material-semiotic apparatuses or material-discursive practices and substitute the ineliminably physical optics of diffraction for the geometrical optics of reflection as a metaphor for scientific understanding. Bono ( 1990 ) and Rheinberger ( 1997 ) talk...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (3): 401-414.
Published: 01 September 2012
... groups: integrated circuits, computers and peripherals, telecommunications, optical electronics, precision machinery, and biotechnology ( Chang, Chiu, and Tu 2006 ). The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), established in 1973 in Hsinchu, is a government research institute with an...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2015) 9 (4): 359-379.
Published: 01 December 2015
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2009) 3 (1): 73-90.
Published: 01 March 2009
... environment is an ongoing process....Just like the fast booming of the research for electrification of vehicles, in the future the electrification of bathroom will surely be the noticed” ( HYM 2006 : 75). Moreover, “with the prevalence of optical fiber networks, technoscientific building and digital housing...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2018) 12 (4): 479-494.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to optical cables. Thus, despite the “grip” of national initiatives (or perhaps because of them), Internet imaginaries and communities can be best understood through both official, national culture and unofficial, discrete subcultures of use that have evolved over time mediated by certain Internet...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2019) 13 (1): 39-55.
Published: 01 March 2019
... crucial importance of research facilities and technological devices such as experimental and optical technology, improved lens systems, aniline dyes, and liquid and solid media for the cultivation of pathogens. One needed to source a specific single species of germ and obtain pure cultures thereof...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2015) 9 (3): 295-310.
Published: 01 September 2015
... see Japan as competing with the United States, except in a few technological areas such as the automobile industry in the 1980s, camera and optical products since the 1970s, and light family electronics since the late 1960s. Most of Japan's nuclear-related technologies were first patented in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2010) 4 (3): 383-418.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... “Natural magic” can be recognized in an increasing number of new tricks and applications related to the development of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' new building blocks, such as electricity, mechanics, optics, wireless, and digital technologies. Among all these disparate skills and tricks appear...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (2): 167-197.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 17.9 22.6 0.79 15 775 33.3 13.5 2.46 16 5,070 34.9 8.5 4.12 Note: a Nanotech areas listed by Kostoff et al. (2006) : (1) quantum dots (2,028 records); (2) quantum wells, wires, and states (1,053 records); (3) optics and electronics (16,432 records); (4) magnetism and tribology...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2018) 12 (3): 235-256.
Published: 01 September 2018
... example. When optical instruments as means for enhancing the human visual sense were introduced on a large scale in Republican China (1912–49) as part of biomedical sciences, it became possible to identify bacteria as the major culprit in communicable diseases. This insight helped advance hygiene and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2019) 13 (1): 17-37.
Published: 01 March 2019
... dou kaetekitaka 資本主義は人をどう変えてきたか ( How Capitalism Has Changed Human Beings ), edited by Historical Society of Japan , 375 – 401 . Tokyo : University of Tokyo Publishing . Negretti and Zambra’s Encyclopedic Illustrated and Descriptive Reference Catalogue—of Optical, Mathematical, Physical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2012) 6 (3): 379-399.
Published: 01 September 2012
... ( Jasanoff 2005 : 7). Using civic epistemologies as an optic, we can see how the Japanese government and pharmaceutical companies are reinforcing tacit assumptions about unique Japanese bodies, risk, and compatibility through regulations and administrative processes involved in securing drug approval through...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2013) 7 (1): 35-67.
Published: 01 March 2013