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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 107–110.
Published: 01 November 2014
... burden of the assumptions of a Cold War-constructed national historiography, then the result is a deeply reduced, constrained form of inquiry. As the field of the history of medicine in (modern) Korea continues to grow, with at least three books forthcoming (Theodore Jun Yoo, Sonja Kim, Jinkyung Park...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 127–129.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Japanese). Referring to the new research on colonial medicine published in English, he aims to construct an overarching framework for Japanese colonial medicine. Liu formulates three goals in this book: first, to describe the formation and adaptation of Japanese colonial medicine in Taiwan; second, to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 137–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
... It has long been noted that religious practitioners in China specialized in varied forms of healing. However, only a handful of book-length studies give exclusive, extended attention to this aspect of Chinese therapeutic culture ( Maspero 1981 ; Gai 2001 ; Strickmann 2002 ; Sakade 2007 ), 1...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 March 2012
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 143–145.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., 22 April 2011. These remarkable events have been documented in Wetlands, Petrochemicals, and Imagining an Island, comprising contributions by forty-five writers and richly illustrated with photographs selected by the well-known documentary filmmaker Ke Chin-Yuan. The book's preface, “Era of No...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 429–432.
Published: 01 September 2011
... presence in an STS journal, as the book is concerned more with subjects who bear the stigmata of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and illegal drug use in a marginalized ethnic society than with the objects, knowledge, and (infra)structures that are dubbed...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 573–579.
Published: 01 December 2011
... greater understanding of Japanese history. In short, there is a general lack of critical analysis. He also misrepresents the historical record to defend the protagonist of his latest book. Yamashita's narrative across his four books is as follows: Beriberi before the Discovery of Vitamins ( Kakke no...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 423–428.
Published: 01 September 2011
... sinologists Francesca Bray, Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, and Georges Métailié, is an important addition to the literature. Devoted mainly to the study of Chinese graphic elements, the book examines their role in society, history, and culture. The volume's significance lies as much in its methodology as in its...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 597–600.
Published: 01 December 2011
... afforestation, Arbor Day was established as a national holiday, celebrated annually on 12 March. A crucial element of Hu's book is its discussion of the role of culture in the conservation movement. In Republican China, people adopted Western attitudes toward leisure and consumption. Traditional belief in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 591–595.
Published: 01 December 2011
... embrace of science was politically essential to the regime's survival” (xvii). This book consists of nine chapters. Chapter 1 gives an overview of the scholarship on policy studies and science studies and explains how the two can benefit each other. By concisely introducing the analytical approaches...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 581–584.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 2011 08 7 2011 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2011 2011 Hideki Kawahara is a professional historian, and this book is an outcome of his painstaking work on the history of mathematics in Choseon (朝鮮, 1392–1910). Before this book was published, the only book covering the whole...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 585–589.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in controlling their reproduction, and this “modern freedom from nature” was attained based on their culture, society, and history. In her new book, The Road to “Family Planning”: Politics over Reproduction in Modern Japan , Ogino Miho, who specializes in gender studies, details how ordinary...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 415–417.
Published: 01 September 2012
... : Matthiesen , 2010 , 205 pp. €34.00 15 11 2011 15 11 2011 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2012 2012 This book is an analysis of a small group of Japanese medical students who studied abroad in Germany before World War I and became professors of medicine at the University of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 569–571.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the mechanisms of technology growth, the impact of markets, the materiality of paper, and networking practices are little explored in this book. However, this work does help expand our understanding of craft knowledge as a matrix of relations in the midst of local societies and different levels of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 573–575.
Published: 01 November 2012
... academic armature and presenting his ideas as part of his own life story, the book offers new ways of thinking about a leading historian of science. The book is in three parts. In the first part, which is largely autobiographical, Harrison portrays the collapse of an old community in an increasingly...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 577–580.
Published: 01 November 2012
...$450 06 1 2012 06 1 2012 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2012 2012 This richly detailed book is a veritable master class in how to construct a “woman's history of medical care” when the available primary sources are almost all written by men. Over the past two decades, Lee...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 581–584.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... This is where medicine comes in. As a practice grounded in classics, and characterized by benevolence and humaneness, medicine was a reasonable alternative for unemployed scholars. The trouble, from the perspective of the literati physicians, was that not all patients thought extensive book learning...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 427–429.
Published: 01 September 2012
... from invited authors. Being the first of its kind published in mainland China, this book thus provides a comprehensive overview of the latest batch of scholarship gleaned from the recent trend in historiography of the Chinese medical past. What do we mean, then, by “a sociocultural history of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 431–435.
Published: 01 September 2012
... discriminatory in nature) resulted in a list of more than 400 books published in the last two decades. A similar search of Magazine Plus, an online search engine of a wide selection of both mass market magazines and scholarly journals, reveals that more 1400 articles on Hansen's disease have been published since...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 585–588.
Published: 01 November 2012
... © National Science Council, Taiwan 2012 2012 Speaking of Epidemics in Chinese Medicine is the latest book by Marta Hanson, historian of Chinese science and medicine at the Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. This book draws on her PhD dissertation and on the many...