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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 475–504.
Published: 01 December 2009
... ‘guarding life.’” When read against the rise of weisheng in Ruth Rogaski's sense of “hygienic modernity” in China during the Republican period, this statement reveals a local and alternative conception of weisheng , linked more closely to traditional Chinese notions of “nurturing life” than to modern...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2015) 9 (3): 323–326.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Sigrid Schmalzer Shen Grace Yen , Unearthing the Nation: Modern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2014 . 307 pp . $45.00 . © Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2015 This is a subtle book. Its contribution lies almost...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2016) 10 (2): 141–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of “psy disciplines” in Republican China. Since the 1920s, emergent Chinese neuropsychiatric and mental health professionals eagerly entered the already vibrant culture of neurasthenia and provided their explanations. As China was under different spheres of influence, diverse systems of psy knowledge...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Science and Technology, Taiwan 2016 space experiment science medicine Henry Lester Institute of Medical Research Republican China nutrition children This is a story of two “houses” whose shared activities of endeavor and scientific research nurtured and protected a sense that science in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 401–430.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Howard Hsueh-Hao Chiang This paper “maps” a number of trajectories through which the conceptual contours of sex could be traced in the bioscientific discourse of Republican China. Focusing on the writings of the embryologist Zhu Xi (1899–1962), I analyze the epistemic functionality of such...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 185–205.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jacob Eyferth How did artisans in late imperial and Republican China reproduce technical knowledge, what role did writing play in knowledge reproduction, and to which extent did literate and oral knowledge cultures meet? This article looks at these questions from two angles: it reconstructs tacit...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2017
... image and meanings of Song Ci have been negotiated in China over the Republican period (1912–49) and after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. It argues that a confluence of modern developments—new concepts of national and world history, the successful implementation of legal...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 285–292.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Nancy and Brock Darryl E. , eds., Mr. Science and Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution: Science and Technology in Modern China Lanham, MD: Lexington Books , 2013 . 426 pp . US$110 hardcover, $49.99 paperback . Tsu Jing and Elman Benjamin A. , eds., Science and Technology in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 597–600.
Published: 01 December 2011
... an examination of the state organs responsible for environmental control. (In this systematic project, governmental entities play a leading role, with social forces making significant contributions.) During China's Republican period, before 1949, no environmental protection agency existed. Instead...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 629–632.
Published: 01 December 2013
... transition from Late Imperial to Republican China are all clearly depicted in this book. Muscolino uses appealing stories to convey his in-depth observations and analysis of the conflicts between different fishing groups in the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, with a focus on the abundant natural resources...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 465–484.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Communist. However, this Communist project, it is argued here, was also a nationalistic one. It needs to be kept in mind that, after the fall of the Imperial order in 1911, China was subject to warlordism, World War II (1937–1945), and a civil war (1947–1949), and the Republicans (1911–1949) never had...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 453–474.
Published: 01 December 2009
...” ( Lu and Needham 1980 , 302), this style of conceptualizing the vulnerabilities of the body and reading the visible signs of wounds has influenced forensic inquiry in imperial China since at least the Song dynasty (960–1279) ( McKnight 1981 , 65, 78, 80; Jia 1984 ). In Qing law, this body of knowledge...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 June 2008
... systems in twentieth century rural northern China as elsewhere. The author is indebted to several colleagues for valuable comments and critical remarks, especially to Francesca Bray, Xiujie Wu, Laurel Bossen, Ingo Nentwig and two very informed anonymous peer reviewers. The latter pushed me to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 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 (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Shao-Hua Liu LEUNG ANGELA KI CHE Leprosy in China: A History New York : Columbia University Press , 2009 . xi+ 373 pp. $55 29 10 2011 29 10 2011 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2012 2012 Angela Ki Che Leung's book traces the long history of leprosy in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 591–595.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Mullaney 2011 , a study of Chinese ethnographers and ethnic classification under the Republican era and CCP). I am also curious what we can learn from comparing China's population policy and the role of experts there with the population policies and experts in other East Asian societies (e.g., Japan; see...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2018) 12 (1): 91–95.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Eva Sternfeld Schmalzer Sigrid , Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2016 . 306 pp. $45.00 . Copyright © 2018 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2018 Sigrid Schmalzer’s fascinating new book...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Che-chia Chang Wu Yi-Li , Reproducing Women: Medicine, Metaphor, and Childbirth in Late Imperial China Berkeley : University of California Press , 2010 . xiii +362 pp. $55 . 01 4 2012 01 4 2012 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2013 Chinese medical history...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2009) 3 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Congressmen argued in the Act's defense, a lack of funding for higher science education had—and would continue to have—direct ill-effects on American business and industry. Both Republicans and Democrats decried the resultant loss of the U.S. advantage in relation to its main perceived challenger—China...
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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...