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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 9–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
... evaluation medical semiotics clinical ethnography Picture a Chinese medical clinic. Each patient in turn sits down at a corner of the doctor's desk, hands over his case record booklet and registration number for the day, and offers his hand, inner side of wrist up, on the small pillow provided. The doctor...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2018
... that there is no one Internet in Asia. In the process of studying and comparing different Internets through Singapore, we aim to establish the role these themes play or might play as categories. The social construction of technology, feminism and semiotic approaches to technology and cultural and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 401–430.
Published: 01 September 2008
... (and, ultimately, sexual differences). These two terms' lexicality and indexicality thus mutually reinforced one another in the production of their semiotic possibilities and epistemo- logicality . I then show that while they adopted ci and xiong as the bioscientific synonyms of the more culturally...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2010) 4 (3): 367–382.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the Korean medical encounter and traces the ways in which both parties sought to acquire epistemic authority by articulating cultural boundaries alongside their knowledge and practice. Treating the herbal medicine cabinet as a material and semiotic link between two worlds (Galison 1997 , 1999...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Sonya E. Pritzker Various attempts at language standardization have been central in efforts to integrate Chinese medicine into a global, mainstream medical framework. At the same time, language has also proven critical in efforts to integrate Chinese medicine into personal frameworks of meaning as...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 257–269.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., Heather Swanson, Ying-Chun Tsai, Chia-Ling Wu, and Rur-Bin Yang for their discussion and comment. Wen-yuan Lin also would like to thank the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology for its support of projects on alternative knowing spaces in Chinese medical practices. We have just suggested that, if...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 323–345.
Published: 01 April 2014
... majority of medical devices. There normally is a curtain hanging over the table, which reaches just to the stomach of the patient when she is positioned on the table (see Fig. 1 ). The use of a curtain is an established custom and is believed to reduce patients' embarrassment by preventing eye contact...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 285–292.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of knowledge formation in that period and how science and technology interacted with social and political concerns. Historians of Chinese traditional medicine rely primarily on medical texts, since practices were traditionally restricted and arcane. Li studies the formation of medical exemplary texts...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 453–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... look like structure, but it is, as a matter of theory, against structure ( Marcus and Saka 2006 ). Like Latour's actor network theory, it draws from linguistics and semiotics, but the foci of the two approaches differ. Rather than focus on the extension of networks that make things true and real, as in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 February 2015) 9 (2): 117–126.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., knowledge producers and audiences, and systems of circulation, especially those making particular knowing subjectivities and materialities; representations of the world, such as social and STS theory, and the different depictions generated in scientific, technological, or medical contents; and the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2013
... world is made from material-semiotic hybrids, consisting of humans as well as technologies and material natures. This is how we may think, for instance, of Japanese Antarctic research whaling as a relational actor network, intermingling humans (e.g., scientists, vessel crew), technologies (e.g...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2018
... creating knowledge), social sciences (describing the individuals, collectives, and institutions involved in creating knowledge), and semiotics (the effects of meaning constructed in the texts). I intend to show how a paradigmatic epistemological shift in Maoist China enhanced the semiotic approach to small...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 459–478.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-year life expectancy, the alpha human is a new kind of human that lives a longer, healthier life, better connected to medical resources and technical convenience. The information-based technoscientific network plays an important role for the figuration of the alpha human. Network refers to the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 465–485.
Published: 01 November 2012
... network theory], Social Worlds, cyborg feminism, bio-medicalization and all that? In other words, what's the difference between EASTS studies and East Asian ‘area studies’ that apply Western STS perspectives?” (2–3). He continued, “We wondered whether a distinctive historical experience and thus probably...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 11–26.
Published: 01 March 2011
... principal focus has instead been to understand discursive articulation as integral to material interaction within the world, rather than as independently meaningful representation. Thus, Haraway ( 1991 ) and Barad ( 2007 ) talk about material-semiotic apparatuses or material-discursive practices and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 445–467.
Published: 01 December 2016
... analysts often attributed the dramatic fertility reduction to the state birth control campaign, but it is more accurate to trace the declining birth rates during the period back to the efforts of other salient actors, including birth control activists, medical scientists, female healthcare professionals...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2011
... feminist approaches emphasizing diversity and power, semiotic approaches using the concepts of configuration and script (including the actor network theory), and the cultural media studies focusing on consumption and domestication. 3 The first one corresponds to the scientific image provided by...