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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
... 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 China needed hospitable...
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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
... and the people who make their livelihood from it, social arrangements and institutions, the ecological system and state power. Environmental history, the history of local communities, fishery development, and the transition from Late Imperial to Republican China are all clearly depicted in this book...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2019) 13 (3): 367–389.
Published: 01 September 2019
... demographic change. 1 In the Republican period (1912–49), abortions and sterilizations were officially banned and yet were common in urban China ( Kohama 2010 ). Tyrene White and Masako Kohama show that immediately following the establishment of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, the Communist...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 465–484.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the Communist Revolution, it had trained most members of the Ministry of Health. The May 4th movement in 1919 had decried the ‘old’ medicine as backward, superstitious, irrational. This is the tone that prevailed in Republican China, led to the proposal of abolishing it in 1929 and resonated in Mao's...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 453–474.
Published: 01 December 2009
... J. M. ( 2004 ). Criminal intent and homicide law in Qing and Republican China . PhD Dissertation , UCLA . Pickering A. ( 1995 ). The mangle of practice: Time, agency, & science . Chicago : The University of Chicago Press . Prior L. ( 1989 ). Social organisation of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Technikgeschichte , 2008.2, S. 83 – 99 . Fong G. S. ( 2004 ). Female hands: embroidery as a knowledge field in women's everyday life in late imperial and early republican China . Late Imperial China , 25 ( 1 ), 1 – 58 . Gao H. 高洪興 1995 . Chanzu shi 纏足史 (The History of Footbinding...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 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 improve national health decisively in urban China...
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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 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 Chinese medical history is a booming academic field, and the subfield of women's medicine is flourishing. Within the last dozen years, excellent books have emerged one after another: in 1997 Francesca Bray produced Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China...
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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 2009) 3 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Theresa MacPhail The overall ‘problem’ in early accounts of science and/or medicine in China seemed to center upon whether or not China possessed or could acquire modern Western science. However, in the twenty-first century there is now little debate over whether or not China has science. Yet...