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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 545–566.
Published: 01 December 2008
... explore the variety of body–mind states that Norwegian qigong students experience. I have differentiated five “stages” of Biyun practice. Using these stages as a framework, I demonstrate the gradual progression in the learning of qigong . “Body,” “concentration,” and qi (“life energy”) are all important...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
... students around the globe grapple with multiple translations. In an effort to convey some of these diverse experiences of standardization and plurality of translations, this article offers four “snapshots” in the life of language standardization in Chinese medicine. These snapshots are derived from...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 359–379.
Published: 01 December 2015
... colonial artifact, or a decontextualized artifact. The existing arrangement of human and nonhuman actors will be seriously disturbed or totally destroyed by the newly emerging artifact. Even so-called green energy technology may act as an imposing force at the cost of certain important forms of life. For...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 211–234.
Published: 01 June 2008
... villagers, providing a totally different lighting quality from that of the conventional oil lamp. From then on, the new term dian 电 (electricity) and knowledge related to this new kind of invisible, powerful and dangerous energy entered into everyday village life. Following the electric light, more and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 9–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the possibility that the life of the body is a continuous flow (qi transformation, in the view of some Chinese medical theorists); perhaps even in his youth he had never been attracted—as I was—to those aspects of Chinese medical theory that resemble chaos theory or a Deleuzian imaginary of flows and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 341–344.
Published: 01 September 2018
...) were regarded as temporary and secondary means to deal with the problem. Patients view the difficulties they encounter as being twofold: the loss of “a fullness of jing (精, seminal essence), qi (气, vital energy), and shen (神, spirit)” (181); and “life’s fullness, the capacity to open oneself to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 229–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
...). Grand Coordinator Si Zhong 佀鍾 (fl. 1466–1510) “respectfully consulted” him in 1491 “on matters of hydrological management” in Jiangnan ( Shen Qi 1996 , 4:21a–b). As for Jin, Minister of Justice Bai Ang 白昂 (1434–1503) and Vice Minister of Justice Dai Shan 戴珊 (1437–1505) were both impressed by an essay he...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 June 2008
... living space has been embodied in a whole set of gestures, terminology and ways of acting throughout the seasonal and life cycles of the everyday, of work or in ritual contexts (Flitsch 2008a , 1999b ). The amount of fuel available, the number of family members, their health, risk prevention, the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2018) 12 (1): 57–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... consultations with patients, “ adds the biomedical results to her findings. They supplement her diagnosis. Yes, there is a biomechanical body with its specific anatomy. But she also works with a body that has circulating qi and meridians. This means that she is relating two kinds of bodies together. But...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2016
... themselves into the daily life of No. 3 were from the Department of Physiology at the National Jiangsu Medical College (Guoli Jiangsu yixueyuan 國立江蘇醫學院), which had been formed in 1938 through the amalgamation of the Jiangsu Provincial Medical School (Jiangsu shengli yizheng xueyuan) and Department of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 479–504.
Published: 01 December 2011
... seems natural and is often depicted in popular culture as the embodiment of powerful supernatural and cosmological processes, such as the ongoing movements of a vital force called qi , the self-realizing patterns of a primordial principle usually known as dao , the ever-renewed cycles of two...