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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Che-chia Chang Wu Yi-Li , Reproducing Women: Medicine, Metaphor, and Childbirth in Late Imperial China Berkeley : University of California Press , 2010 . xiii +362 pp. $55 . 01 4 2012 01 4 2012 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2013 Chinese medical history is a booming academic...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2018
... weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons. The immediate task of the young PRC after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 was to make nuclear radiation visible by iconic metaphors and to teach the population about the dangers of an invisible nuclear fallout should the United States decide to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 101–125.
Published: 01 March 2012
... project was a metaphor for the technocratic and utopian promise of Japan's colonial empire. By tracing the project from its earliest beginnings to its postcolonial afterlife, I examine the complex connections between science, capitalism, and nationalism, situating colonial concerns in a web of global...
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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 December 2018) 12 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., as well as treaties and court cases. But they are also composed of figures, layers, stories, and rumors. These latter descriptors provide a heuristic framework of social features that, together with metaphors from folklore, provide analytic tools for understanding the diversity, conflicts...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 423–431.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the time, I gave many talks about the ubiquity of gendered metaphors in science, and I found that when I talked to scientists (and especially to physicists), they often complained that I was speaking not about what scientists do but only about how they talk. From these exchanges, I came to recognize...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 355–357.
Published: 01 June 2010
... tradition that has persisted, unaltered and continuous, to the present. At its other extreme, nationalistic history narrates the humiliation that people have suffered in order to rouse them to resist foreign encroachment. The metaphor of the “Sick Man of Asia” often evoked in modern Chinese literature...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 337–339.
Published: 01 December 2016
... first decade of EASTS 's history, I think Professor Wu's cooking and sharing metaphor is truly appropriate for this East Asia–based journal. EASTS started with a metaphor of travel, offered up in the title of Professor Daiwie Fu's position paper “How Far Can East Asian STS Go?” (1, no. 1: 1–14). As...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 417–419.
Published: 01 September 2017
... focus on verbs and nouns is adequate to capture such differences—perhaps not, as several of the commentators in this volume suggest. And I welcome Francesca Bray's suggestion that, in my use of the distinction between noun and verb, that distinction be taken “as a metaphorical relationship, equivalent...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... connections between seemingly unconnected phenomena such as the surgical neutering of animals, the metaphorical neutering of queerness in the campaign against California's Proposition 8 (which briefly banned gay marriage), and the state-administered sterilization of poor people of color and people with...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 11–26.
Published: 01 March 2011
... offered a moral to his story: science studies should occupy a moderate, historicist middle ground between these extremes of what he calls “epistemic derangement.” To borrow a geometrical metaphor from Bruno Latour ( 1992 ), I am calling attention to work that lies off the axis on which Zammito sought a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 359–376.
Published: 01 December 2018
... metaphors for human-technology relations from the perspective of Asia. Indeed, Graham et al. make the argument that Singapore’s Internet should be thought of in terms of human-technology relations, recognizing the Internet as a plurality of technology-enabled human networks as well as emergent agential and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2012
... recounted the scientific achievements of the East (meaning ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Islamic civilization) and their contributions to the West. Needham's vision was encapsulated in his famous metaphor of premodern rivers of civilizations flowing into the ocean of modern science. Sarton, inheriting...
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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 November 2012) 6 (4): 441–443.
Published: 01 November 2012
... ways of assembling practically embody local distinctions.” He then cites Manuel DeLanda's development of this notion to characterize the two key features of assemblage: anti-totality and anti-essence, where “totality” refers to an organismic metaphor in which elements in a given society are...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., Korea, and what we used to call “outside of East Asia.” Twelve years have passed, and this journal has made itself both a transitional space for a growing network of scholars across Asia and a space for global scholars to work within. To borrow our musical metaphor once more, it has developed from an...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2017
... inherently anglophone scientific expression whose limits we need to recognize. As her argument unfolds, we realize that Keller is using the distinction between noun and verb as a metaphorical relationship, equivalent perhaps to that between node and edge in flowchart diagramming. 2 Although I shall...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 5–6.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Jing and Elman Benjamin A. . East Asian Science, Technology and Society 11 , no. 2 : 285 – 92 . doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3606360 . To carry on the culinary metaphor proposed by ex-editor-in-chief Chia-Ling Wu and current editor-in-chief, Wen-Hua Kuo, I would like to conclude with the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2017
... complicated, self-regulatory network of various cells along with antibodies and chemical factors. Although the mainstream immunologists show less interest with the philosophical implications of this immune system, it indeed became one of the most important resources and metaphors for contemporary philosophers...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 433–436.
Published: 01 September 2017
... engineering at 16.3 percent. Moreover, the phenomenon of the “leaky pipeline,” a metaphor for the continuous loss of women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as they climb the career ladder, has also attracted significant attention from feminist scholars. Policy-level changes...