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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 175–183.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Gergely Mohácsi; Atsuro Morita This special issue aims to investigate some novel uses of the comparative method at the intersections of STS and anthropology through ethnographic accounts of technoscience in various Asian contexts. In today's globalizing world, knowledge is under constant...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 239–250.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: Postcoloniality, Symmetry, and Method” in this issue, John Law and Lin Wen-yuan forcefully argue for what they call “a third postcolonial version of the principle of symmetry” (214). This insistence is firmly rooted in their ethnographic encounters with practices of Taiwanese STS and Chinese medicine. In these...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 251–256.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ruey-Lin Chen © 2017 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2017 John Law and Wen-yuan Lin's “Provincializing STS: Postcoloniality, Symmetry, and Method” in this issue is an ambitious article, proposing a new postcolonial approach to STS studies. Law and Lin attempt to extend the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 211–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and talked about heterogeneity, relationality, and other aspects of ANT and its successor projects. At the end of the seminar series, he told his Taiwanese audience that the world is not coherent, and he argued that it can be understood only if STS uses methods that also are themselves multiple and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2013
... each other through the prism of topological ANT. This ethnographic-cum-theoretical journey starts, then, with global comparisons, in terms of how these are ubiquitously practiced by Japanese elite prowhaling protagonists. In this respect, much could be said about the ways in which comparative methods...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 233–241.
Published: 01 June 2012
... art historian Maarten Prak comparing the construction methods used for large religious buildings across medieval Eurasia (2011). Prak takes Lothar Ledderose's influential idea of modular construction ( 2000 ) as a focus: “The building industry provides us with an opportunity to compare the application...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 153–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... community's characteristics, a team from STS Network Japan (STSNJ) would like to present a proposal for an East Asian STS comparative research project. STSNJ is one of several STS research groups in Japan and was established in 1990 by Hideto Nakajima and his colleagues. STSNJ is a separate organization from...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 189–209.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Sun Sun Lim Using technology domestication theory as the analytical framework, this paper discusses the findings of ethnographic interviews with middle class families in China and South Korea, comparing how they incorporate information and communication technologies (ICTs) into their lives. It...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 261–281.
Published: 01 June 2013
... stake when these bodies move across different locations and scales in the comparative practices of pharmacogenomics? These are the questions I pursue through an ethnographic presentation of adiponectin, a fat-cell-derived hormone that has attracted considerable attention during the past decade in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2019) 13 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Shun-Ling Chen Abstract Web-based crowdsourced citizen science is an efficient method for scientists to collect and process data. Although lay persons obtain the opportunities to participate in research and engage with scientists, these crowdsourced projects generally maintain the traditional...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 533–555.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Thomas Scheiding; Borchuluun Yadamsuren; Gantulga Lkhagva The adoption of electronic methods dominates the modern discussion of the scholarly communication process. What is often overlooked in this discussion, however, is how the scholarly communication process is constructed, with researchers...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 221–241.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Atsuro Morita Recent studies in STS and anthropology have elucidated that the travel of science has been entangled with various forms of travel, including indigenous modes. While the Western style of travel often entails comparative imaginations about the difference between places and people...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Dominic Glover The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a novel approach to rice cultivation that is claimed to be both more productive and more sustainable than conventional methods. It is said to have been discovered by a French Jesuit missionary working in Madagascar during the 1970s and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 397–423.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in most village clinics in contemporary Tibet are close to the traditional methods referred to above, as the overall social structure and people's way of life have remained similar to what they were during the initial development of Tibetan medicine, compared with the urban areas. People are unlikely...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 March 2012
... demonstrate it in his own work. This coincided with Wu's reorientation from algebraic topology to mechanization of geometric proofs. Wu claimed that ancient Chinese mathematics inspired the method he developed, both by its general style and by specific techniques. His use of ancient Chinese mathematics was...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., competitions, and disengagements of the patchwork of Internet development across Asia. The authors further argue that Singapore provides an exceptionally valuable comparative site from which to explore these features. The first part of this article lays out some of the comparative features, and the second part...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
... simple questions about the motivations behind standardization, the methods used to create standards, and the implications of standards in an increasingly “global” Chinese medicine. As such, it contributes to an emerging “anthropology of translation” that underscores the role of human relationships, power...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 497–518.
Published: 01 November 2012
... every region ( Latour 1993 ): nothing is fixed and necessary; some things are just more appealing at that moment. The comparative method can ward off some of the evils associated with a reductionist dichotomy between West and East, as long as the researcher does not rely exclusively on the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 December 2007
... interactions between experts and laypersons in two consensus conferences in Taiwan to find illuminating illustrations. Quantitative and qualitative methods were employed to understand the cases. We found that in each of the two consensus conferences, on average the level of laypersons' science literacy in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2016) 10 (2): 183–205.
Published: 01 June 2016
... psychiatric diseases among Chinese populations and reported methodological difficulties inherent when comparing such diverse data. The issues subsequently became the subjects of further study. Methodological challenges arose from the various methods that were employed to sample, survey, and assess research...