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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... shaping of the idea of race in relation to genomics and personalized medicine, and especially that of Asian race. While the regulations, recommendations, and debates on the use of race in terms of genomics focused on biomedical research and practice, antidoping scientists are regulatory scientists on the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2009) 3 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Topknot Act (斷髮令). According to this decree, there were two main reasons for cutting off topknots: hygiene and convenience. Underlying them is the idea that long hair harms political reform and national enrichment. Indeed, this legislation had served as the battleground for a fierce war between modern...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2009) 3 (1): 51–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... bridges. Fasheng (“voicing”) has to do with Taiwan's long-held desire for world recognition as a state. This paper is an ethnography of globalization and the state that traces how Taiwan created a regulatory resolution through the idea of bridging and how this “voice” was articulated through various...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 153–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... mutual understandings through STS, with reserving language/cultural diversity, and this is one of the challenges for East Asian STS community. So we have asked East Asian colleagues to participate in our project to figure out the characteristics of East Asian STS and asked them for suggestions and ideas...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 483–501.
Published: 01 December 2010
... context, facilitating a dialogue between scientists and the general public is a formidable task, and yet the idea of “upstream engagement” is gaining currency as an approach that may alter the present relationship between science and society. A series of critical questions arise. Will attempts to engage...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 175–183.
Published: 01 June 2013
... negotiation and reordering around conflicting ideas of progress and development. Nowhere is it more evident than in the daily practices of living and working with old and new technologies. Scientists, mechanics, physicians, and farmers whom anthropologists encounter in the field see development, uniqueness...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Itty Abraham; Ashish Rajadhyaksha In this article we seek to nuance our understanding of the technologically mediated relationship of state and citizen, first, by framing these relations in terms of Michel Foucault's ideas about state power and governmentality, and, second, by using case studies...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 March 2012
... connected their research with cultural nationalism. Depending on their respective career patterns, they had different ideas about research objects, methods, and the very nature of science. A central figure in this essay is the Korean taxonomist Seok Ju-myeong 石宙明 (1908–50), who found in nationalism a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2016) 10 (2): 141–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... resonated with the epistemological and social concerns derived from Japan, Europe, and, gradually, the United States but generated their own ideas of personal, social, and national regeneration. By examining the history of neurasthenia in the light of the interactions among popular culture, the advent of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 207–228.
Published: 01 June 2010
... different effects on the scholars' attitudes to the specialized knowledge—classical Confucian ideas and phrases, practical reasons, etc. I will then look at the actual examples showing the varying relations between the Confucian scholars and the specialized knowledge. I will end with a comparative look at...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 255–273.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Ya Zuo This paper is designed to place technical knowledge within a context of less technical ideas. Shen Gua (1031–1095), a literatus and statesman who lived under the Northern Song (960–1127), possessed a strong interest in technical knowledge. In examining the category “Particular Skills” ( jiyi...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 209–228.
Published: 01 June 2014
... how three groups—activists, bioethics experts, and scientists—viewed their roles in formulating bioethical governance. It does so by observing the manner in which public representation was framed and reframed by the state and different social actors. We aim to contribute to ideas of scientific...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 71–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rita Padawangi Urban water supply is a domain of expertise for which “best practices” have been dominated by states and financial institutions that are directly involved in infrastructure building. This leads to the implementation of decontextualized ideas and a transfer of knowledge from one place...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 9–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... He influenced histories of scientific ideas and STS in Japan and East Asia. Around the same period, a new history of medicine in modern Japan started to take off. Many historical studies of modern medicine in Japan are published in English. This special issue tries to examine the relationship between...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2019) 13 (2): 299–315.
Published: 01 June 2019
... women had to face the absence of any genetic ties. They felt compelled to tell the truth to their children, and to raise the children to be sufficiently strong enough to endure being told, yet at the same time the women began to attach less importance to genes. Thus, the ideas of genetic ties held by...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 261–281.
Published: 01 June 2013
... consequences of such clashing concerns in Japan by drawing on current ideas of postplurality within STS and anthropology. How does the body of the diabetic patient—from (thrifty) genes to fat bellies—become an experimental site of biotechnological and public health innovations in contemporary Japan? What is at...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 June 2013
... empire. Among the author's qualities are a fine understanding of ancient medical reasoning, a pleasant writing style, and a commitment to refining our understanding of Chinese medicine. The title of this book refers to both women's generative capacity and the reproduction of ideas about women. To...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 113–115.
Published: 01 March 2011
... section surveys the field while considering logical empiricism and falsificationism. The second section discusses Kuhn and other philosophers' interpretations and refinements of his ideas. Ontological issues and their sociological and political reverberations (such as the science wars, as well as the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 555–559.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and methodology were subjects of heated debates. Nearly all of the proposed ideas in Structure could be interpreted from divergent or opposing viewpoints that also seemed well supported. These discussions suggested that ambiguity in the ideas projected in the book had allowed multifaceted...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 429–433.
Published: 01 December 2015
... traces the long history of practices and ideas around healing processes in China from the earliest evidence we have found on oracle bones (late Shang dynasty, ca. thirteenth century BCE) to the “Chinese medicine” currently promoted on the Internet in our globalized world. It owes much to the dynamic...