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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2016) 10 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the development of technology in different countries. It is quite a difficult job for a Chinese scholar to collect and understand so many Japanese historical materials in such a short time. Fang spent more than two months at Tokyo Institute of Technology, hosted by Professor Hideto Nakajima 中島秀人...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 479–504.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Gonçalo Santos This article revisits the question of the impact of the Green Revolution in the rice-farming region of South China, combining historical and anthropological approaches to technological transformation. The article describes the Chinese “traditional” practice of small-scale wet-rice...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 189–215.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Christopher Shepherd; Andrew McWilliam Rice in contemporary East Timor is multivalent, with a rich historical legacy. In the current postcolonial context, rice agriculture and the value of rice as both a consumption good and a development objective remain a priority. Government-sponsored rice...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2018) 12 (2): 185–196.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the emergence and development of SSK and the sociology of science, Marxist historical materialism had played an extremely important role in opening a new perspective in studying science as a historical and social phenomenon ( Li 2005 ). From Boris Hessen (who analyzed Newtonian classical mechanics...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 619–622.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Anders Blok Watanabe Hiroyuki , Japan's Whaling: The Politics of Culture in Historical Perspective. Translated by Hugh Clarke from the Japanese Original, Hogei mondai no rekishi shakaigaku 捕鯨問題の歴史社会学: 近現代日本におけるクジラと人間, Tokyo, Tōshindō, 2006 Melbourne : Trans Pacific Press , 2009 . 222...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., expects to see more material related to the historical development of nuclear energy research and controversies over the safety of Taiwanese nuclear power plants, including annotations of a recent study of Taiwan's first graduate program in nuclear physics and home of the majority of Taiwanese nuclear...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 503–518.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Warwick Anderson Abstract This article offers an overview of science and technology studies (STS) in Southeast Asia, focusing particularly on historical formations of science, technology, and medicine in the region, loosely defined, though research using social science approaches comes within its...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2011
... intensification materiality agency design invention discovery This article assesses the balance between discovery and invention that contributed to the development of a distinctive method of rice farming. By focusing on the dialectical interactions between human agency and the material and practical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 173–188.
Published: 01 June 2011
... highlights the ways in which different actors responded to the material agency of IR68144, drawing implications for reflexive practice and context responsiveness in a research effort increasingly distant from its projected beneficiaries. The case of iron rice research shows that while attempts to shape rice...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2018
... resulted in a further refinement of Maoist science philosophy that integrated materialism into science policies. 12 08 2016 18 12 2018 Copyright © 2018 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2018 history of science Maoist China knowledge production historical materialism...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 441–459.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Hart N. Feuer This essay explores the ways in which the materiality of rice is encountered by agents along the production-consumption chain, from farmers to processors to urban consumers. Each agent, whether it is a farmer, miller, trader, consumer, or agronomic research agency, defines what is...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 541–547.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., reemerge, create countercurrents, upwell, and return in other forms. Agency is important but deeply limited in historical processes. The ocean-atmosphere-land flows are both metaphorical and material. As material, they condition life and history on earth. The question that arises today is the extent to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 June 2011
... toward their potential as an instrument to inspire trust. The aim is new insight into how Chinese culture historically implemented, expressed, and received rights within material production. This reveals some of the factors that affected practical knowledge transmission in Chinese culture. Starting with...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 421–451.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the 1980s, some professional historians began to devote a part of their research to writing historical biographies, a genre hitherto mainly reserved to non specialized historians; on the other hand, biographies have come to be considered as relevant material for historical research. The renewal of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Doublehelix Tracking Technologies, the first timber accreditation body that uses DNA testing to ensure that the timber procured is from a “known” origin. The article also discusses the historical overview of the various schemes of timber verification practices from the New Order era up to the present day...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 303–326.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Karine Carole Chemla This article aims at highlighting a radical change in the materiality of tu between the time when they were first mentioned in Chinese mathematical texts in the third century commentaries on Canons and the thirteenth century, from which there are abundant illustrations in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 557–578.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Chris Kortright Through an ethnography of the C 4 Rice Project's sorghum experiment in the Philippines, this article analyzes particular practices in experimental rice fields and how rice researchers understand their work through specific material practices and engagements with the plants...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 199–219.
Published: 01 June 2012
... process of his experiments, the interaction between scientist and subject and the emotions they revealed provide us with excellent material for understanding colonial relations and colonial science. In this article, I place this experiment in the context of colonialism, examining from a historical...
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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 June 2019) 13 (2): 195–213.
Published: 01 June 2019
... obtained from transportable material specimens. Such standardized evidence was crucial to the production of knowledge through hierarchical networks that relied on trusting local observers who were often lacking scientific training, credentials, or disinterestedness. Previous historical research on...