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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 461–478.
Published: 01 August 2014
... discussion we report some of the history of archiving and database construction with special reference to Tibetan and Uighur medical history. And we conclude by discussing some of the practical, conceptual, and technical challenges that face any such project to systematize traditional bodies of knowledge...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 391–415.
Published: 01 August 2014
... experts in information technology working at the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in his explanation to me of what was going on in the newly refurbished building occupied by the institution on the Ghaziabad campus in the vicinity of New Delhi. The TKDL is a database, but unlike many databases...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 417–437.
Published: 01 August 2014
... sort into the existing armatures of a powerfully classificatory and officially supported traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). There are profits to be made as well, as new drugs are refined and synthesized from the “natural” powers known to “traditional” practitioners. Scientific knowledge production in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2019) 13 (2): 331–334.
Published: 01 June 2019
... could not survive without friction. The HGP leaders anticipated and promoted “sharing” of data and materials to accelerate the speed and increase the efficiency of the genome project. Databases became a matter of particular importance, and it necessitated a new knowledge-control regime. The traditional...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 377–392.
Published: 01 December 2018
... historical intersection of the law, technology, and the body. In this concluding section, I follow the proposal in the introduction to the special issue on knowledge/value published in this journal to “render political” information in its journey to the archive and database ( Farquhar and Rajan 2014 ). I...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2018) 12 (2): 185–196.
Published: 01 June 2018
... evolving state of science and technology (S&T) and its history and cultural tradition. Marxism, especially natural dialectics, had a profound impact on China’s STS knowledge system, research team, and disciplinary building. Since 1978, with the opening up of China, Western theories about the sociology...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 425–451.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of industry, the capitalist market, and health policy at various levels, further confounding already untenable traditional/modern dichotomies. This article approaches Sowa Rigpa pharmacy as a dynamic field of articulation linking locally situated practitioners, institutions, knowledge, and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... genomics with an analysis of antidoping science, a circuit of knowledge making that reifies race in terms of genomics but that thus far has been ignored by STS scholars. By engaging with the STS perspective on genomics and race, in this article I examine how antidoping regulatory knowledge on doping...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2009) 3 (1): 73–90.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the public and enriched our understanding of the public's knowledgeability of science and technology. Literature of technoscientific practices also explores the framing of users in technoscientific practices. Following the insights and adopting the concept of framing, this paper examines engineering...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2010) 4 (3): 433–455.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... The purpose of the project is to collect genetic data from the “four great ethnic groups” of Taiwan in order to build a national database. This paper has three parts. First, I briefly review how the relationship between genetic attribution and the conceptualization of race/ethnicity has been addressed...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 57–79.
Published: 01 March 2014
... comply with the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the international harmonization of intellectual property rights, while at the same time claiming to protect traditional knowledge against “biopiracy.” Even if local patenting practices are still more “open...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 439–460.
Published: 01 August 2014
... scientist by training, and the lead official for the council's subdivision on the National Institute for Science Communication and Information Research (NISCAIR). NISCAIR houses the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), one of Dr. Sharma's favored projects and one on which he has been working for...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2019) 13 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2019
... science, as it may further affect lay participants’ role in the institution of scientific knowledge production and their access to research resources. This article begins by comparing the norms developed by citizen-science institutions. It then discusses examples from Galaxy Zoo to see how the results of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 March 2013
... handful of large national distilleries that received concessions from the government. This assault on traditional knowledge and skills almost killed off local wine production. Thai words for the different local brews, such as kachae , u , and sato , came to serve, in urban areas, as a sort of shorthand...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 107–139.
Published: 01 March 2014
... issues that are further discussed in the conclusion of the paper. First, I explore how the concept of zheng has come to tie a medical tradition derided by its adversaries for being a pseudoscience to one of the most cutting-edge fields of bioscience research. I ask what is at stake in this synthesis, for...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2014
... case study of the implementation of safe delivery through the insistence on in-facility birthing with “skilled birth attendants” and the cessation of training for traditional birth attendants provides an illustrative example of the need for more nuanced and complex understandings of safety and risk...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2017
... reviewed and analyzed descriptions of science-related public communication in the successive Japanese white papers on science and technology (S&T) from 1958 to 2015 with quantitative-qualitative hybrid approaches. Traditional enlightenment activities have always been given higher priority, even after...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 September 2012
... . Du Zheng Sheng 杜正勝 1993 . Xingti, jingqi yu hunpo—Zhongguo chuantong dui “ren” renshi de xingcheng 形體、精氣與魂魄—中國傳統對「人」認識的形成 (Body, Jing-Qi, and Soul: The Construction of Knowledge about the “Human Being” in Chinese Tradition) In: Huang Y.-K. editors. In (eds) . Renguan yiyi yu...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2018
... nation’s and region’s becoming, a version that is inevitably placed in terms of a geography, politics, economics, and even tradition of knowledge making. Comparing these different Internets also makes visible the voices of those writing and speaking: often those of urban, educated middle-class elites. In...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 323–345.
Published: 01 April 2014
... such legitimacy and encouragement. Furthermore, the genderscripts of naishin-dai are in fact East Asian genderscripts, which reveal how traditional East Asian stereotypes of women patients are framed in the practice of modern Western gynecology. 03 1 2013 15 11 2013 © Ministry of...