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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 355–378.
Published: 01 September 2012
... development in Japan and subsequent contested discussions of children's posture, the article explores how new kinds of Japanese physique were envisioned by medical experts and state authorities. The postures of the schoolchildren were viewed as reflections of Japan's developing modernity in a variety of forms...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 505–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in Japan. For that topic, his position in South East Asia would surely involve Japanese technology. Due to space limitations, we are only able to include in this issue the papers of the first four speakers. The three other speakers and their work will be discussed in the next issue of this...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 519–524.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Morris Low The field of the history of Japanese science is at a crossroads. By working with STS scholars, promoting interaction with the Asian region and beyond, the field can be reinvigorated. This paper outlines the current situation and identifies key institutions and players who will lead the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (2): 147–152.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Togo Tsukahara These institutions were uniquely Japanese, as they were included in part of the nine Imperial University system; each university has its own mission and character. The purposes for the establishment of Taihoku and Keijo Imperial Universities were “colonial”: production of highly...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (2): 153–165.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Boumsoung Kim Taking the global deployment of scientific activities in the contexts of colonies and empires into consideration, this essay discusses seismological practices on and in Taiwan, circa 1900. During the early years of Taiwan's colonization, the Japanese empire had to cope with the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (2): 167–181.
Published: 01 December 2007
... that the control of insects became a social agenda in Japan. In colonial Taiwan, the transformation of the environment was initiated to exterminate the mosquito vectors of malaria. Almost simultaneously, in the metropolises of the Japanese mainland, extermination of flies was initiated through mass...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (2): 205–211.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Gregory Clancey © National Science Council, Taiwan 2008 2008 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. There is clearly much work to be done on science in the Japanese colonial empire and on colonialism as a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 123–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Takehiko Hashimoto Although punctuality is well attained in present Japan, many foreign engineers who arrived in Japan from the mid 19th century observed that Japanese were seemingly indifferent to the clock, which leads us to a question about the origin of punctuality in modern Japan. The present...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Boumsoung Kim I should agree, however, that it makes a thrilling narrative to let the great earthquakes bring about the controversies, and probably this is not so far from the historical “fact.” To most readers, the ways in which the technology and knowledge of Japanese seismicity were discussed...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 147–150.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Takashi Nishiyama Schencking J. Charles , Making Waves: Politics, Propaganda, and the Emergence of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1868–1922 ( Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2005 ) 9 8 2007 9 8 2007 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2008 2008 This content is...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2009) 3 (1): 147–151.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Kae Ishii Ito Mizuko Okabe Daisuke Matsuda Misa (eds.), Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press , 2005 Japanese Version : Ito Mizuko Okabe Daisuke Matsuda Misa (eds.), The Landscape of Keitai: The...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 March 2010
... science is “more clearly locatable and demarcated” than the history of technology, particularly in Japan. Even though East Asians and Japanese are easily identified with technology, he wrote that much of “the technology remains a black box.” However, more than a third of articles in Japanese history of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the Imperial University. This meant, according to Kim, that Japanese seismology had been demoted from the center of scientific knowledge production to a satellite where raw data was collected. In Meiji Taishō no Nihon no jishingaku , Kim Boumsong limns the complex history of Japanese seismology...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Togo Tsukahara Copyright © 2018 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2018 It’s terribly sad to have to announce that a leading historian of Japanese technology, Hitoshi Yoshioka 吉岡斉, passed away on 14 January 2018 at the age of sixty-four. Yoshioka is probably best known for his...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 257–275.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., diplomatically peaceful, and socially benign form of expansion. On 4 November 1940, roughly twelve hundred representatives from Japanese communities around the world gathered at the Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo, commemorating the nation’s twenty-six hundredth anniversary. Over the next week, the Ministry of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 297–322.
Published: 01 April 2014
... article also examines Japan's unique position as a major donor and receiver of foreign aid, thereby complicating conventional narratives of an advanced “West” assisting a developing Asia. Postcolonial Cold War hydropower technical aid Burma overseas development assistance Balu Chaung Japanese...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 559–561.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... From the Middle Ages, China’s enormous need for copper, and to a lesser extent that of Korea, provided an export opportunity for the Japanese, whose archipelago was rich in this metal. In her introduction, Nagase-Reimer points to the antiquity of the copper trade between Japan and the continent but...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 143–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Togo Tsukahara In my opinion, Japanese STS has two direct academic origins. One emanates from Nakayama Shigeru, the other from Yoichiro Murakami. Nakayama started his career as a historian of astronomy and then branched out into contemporary Japanese science and technology. 1 As a senior...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2018) 12 (1): 3–32.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shuntaro Tsuru Abstract This article examines the extension of cultivation technologies by Japanese sugar companies in colonial Taiwan during the 1910s. As it became necessary for them to price their sugar more competitively in a Japanese market that by the end of the 1900s had become oversupplied...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2010) 4 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Akihito Suzuki Akiko Hyôdô 兵頭晶子 , ( Mental Disease and Japanese Modernity: From the Possessed Mind/Body to the Diseased Mind/Body ) Tokyo : Seikyûsha , 2008 . ISBN 978-4-7872-2032-5 . 322 pp. 26 7 2010 26 7 2010 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2010 2010...