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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2011
... himself on the hook of the complicity inevitable within this project. Historians too are harvesting from this place. There may be something about the historical project of looking backward—of following actors in the past—that leaves it particularly vulnerable to animating nostalgic relations. On the other...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 531–537.
Published: 01 December 2009
... this relative obscurity is that Japanese historians have published their works mainly in their own language, since they have been dealing with the agenda and needs of their own society. The history of science is also embedded in its social context. 1 For details of the Biological Unit of History of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 17–37.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Akinobu Takabayashi Abstract Modern medicine has developed a number of technologies to observe, diagnose, and intervene in the human body. Medical technologies make bodies visible by number and form. Many historians have studied how such medical technologies as the stethoscope, pulse meter...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 9–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Kanamori’s works and Japanese medical historians and medical sociologists. After extensively reviewing and summarizing the variety of themes and genres within the works of Kanamori, these four papers will discuss four topics of medical technology, infectious diseases, psychiatric war pensions, and bioethical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2017
... historians and forensic professionals and viewed as a founding figure of the modern forensic sciences in China and, in the boldest claims, across the globe. Song has also become the subject of historical novels, television shows, and other popular media. This article examines the ways in which the historical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 499–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... aims. To borrow the language of historian Young-Sun Hong, medical personnel were rapidly becoming mobilized as a critical part of a much larger “global humanitarian regime,” one consistent with the work of Catherine Cineza Choy on medical migration of Filipino nurses. 13 4 2016 07 11 2016 © 2017...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 107–139.
Published: 01 March 2014
... historians or anthropologists seek to examine. 21 05 2013 10 08 2013 © Volker Scheid 2014 bioscience boundary objects Chinese medicine genealogy medical humanities systems biology trading zones In May 2012, two eminent statesmen—Xu Jialu, former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 267–274.
Published: 01 June 2012
... historians of technology and science working on Asia, I tried to situate the question within contemporary South Asian realities. In the broadest terms, I lay out the widespread conflicts and displacements that had been engendered by the megatech projects undertaken in the name of development and mobilized...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 421–451.
Published: 01 December 2009
... turn, launched a reevaluation among historians, sociologists, and demographists of biography and the biographical method. Benefiting from this reflection that mainly focuses on the European biographical tradition, this paper analyzes biographical enterprise within the Chinese tradition by relying on a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 475–504.
Published: 01 December 2009
... practices related to “germ warfare”. Public health advocates, as well as many modern historians, saw little value in this popular discourse and mostly disregarded it. This paper takes this alternative discourse of weisheng seriously, tracing its emergence, articulating its specific features, and exploring...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 123–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
... paper first explains the time system and clocks in the Edo period, and then follows the origin and the evolution of punctuality in various sectors of Japanese society. Introducing the historian Sakae Tsunoyama's two-layer theory to explain the origin of punctuality in modern Japan, the paper explores a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 79.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 2011 The Entailments of Exchange Cori Hayden In the Science Zone II: The Fore, Papua New Guinea, and the Fight for Representation Michael M. J. Fischer Turning Postcolonial Historians into White Men? Michelle Murphy Queer Science, the Writer's Sorcery, and the Postcolonial Question Warwick...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 383–384.
Published: 01 September 2017
... discussed with Karine Chemla and Francesca Bray (historians of science and technology, and close friends of hers) the possibility of the newly launched EASTS running a special issue called “Language Matters,” a proposal that, as editor-in-chief at the time, I strongly endorsed. Keller, Chemla, and Bray...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2018) 12 (1): 109–113.
Published: 01 March 2018
... , 2017 . 389 pp. RMB¥52 . Copyright © 2018 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2018 People in our profession frequently need to explain why we think historians have something to say about science. In this rich collection of oral histories, historian Xiong Weimin seeks to demonstrate the converse...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 147–149.
Published: 01 March 2014
... “The Exorcists in Ancient East Asia,” Chang In-sung (張寅成), a Korean historian, describes the expansion of exorcism in northeastern Asia after the sixth century. This was, Chang explains, the work of Buddhist monks from Japan and Korea's Baekje (百濟) kingdom, whose understanding of medicine (of which...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 257–260.
Published: 01 June 2014
... historian of Western medicine, once wrote that “the historical record is like the night sky: we see a few stars and group them into mythic constellations. But what is chiefly visible is the darkness” ( 1997, 13 ). Florence Bretelle-Establet, the editor of this volume, offers a different metaphor, one that...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 265–267.
Published: 01 June 2014
... trying to communicate her work with “mainstream” historians in China. Under the influence of post–May Fourth historiography, many still saw traditional medicine as reflecting the backward and superstitious side of the Chinese past and hardly worth the trouble to study. Moreover, historians tended to see...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 561–567.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as much as being influenced in turn by him (see esp. Nakayama 2007: 49–53 ). Indeed, as historians of science in the United States and Europe gather essays for a fifty-year retrospective about Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions , 1 historians of science across East Asia are...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 169–176.
Published: 01 March 2019
... career as a philosopher and historian of science, but his work since the 1990s is more sociological in its style and approach. From this perspective, while the book focuses on the work of this individual scholar, it also provides us with great insight into the historical development of the discipline...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 233–241.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... 07 2 2012 07 2 2012 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2012 2012 History of science history of technology national history comparative history world history global history What do we, as historians of Asia, do history of science or technology for ? Are we aiming to enhance the national...