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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 69–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Aihwa Ong Contrary to claims that view the life sciences as having similar effects everywhere, I draw on research in the Biopolis of Singapore to examine how an assemblage of global and situated elements engenders conditions that crystallize scientific inquiries and orient social effects in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2018) 12 (2): 225–230.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Michael M. J. Fischer Ong Aihwa , Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2016 . 284 pp. $94.95 hardcover, $25.95 paperback. Thompson Charis , Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Research Cambridge, MA...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 401–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
... aspirations are similarly expressed within stem cell research in Taiwan, where, like many other Asian countries, biotech development has become a priority. Stem cell science is a modern formation that both is configured and figures within multiple global assemblages ( Ong and Collier 2005 ). Although in one...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 5–6.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., authors, editorial and advisory board members, associate editors, and the two editors-in-chief from 2012 to 2018! References Fischer Michael M. J. 2018 . Review of Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life , by Ong Aihwa , and Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 367–383.
Published: 01 September 2009
... involves a radical internationalization of Singaporean science, an increased emphasis on global collaboration and the importation of foreign expertise. Ong ( 2007 ) notes that Singapore has been exceptionally strategic in its use of its geographical position and its traditional role as transport hub and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 291–313.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Taiwan; Charis Thompson (2010) gives a fascinating comparative ethnography of stem cell laboratories in Singapore and South Korea; Aihwa Ong (2010) probes into the ethics of blood banking in Singapore; Catherine Waldby (2009) writes about Singapore's Biopolis, while Axel Gelfert (2013) analyzes...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 453–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Taiwan's harm reduction policy, and I point to some differences with actor network theory. The notion of assemblages has been discussed by a number of scholars. It offers some hope of making sense of phenomena associated with biotech research and industries ( Ong 2010 ) and population policies based on...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 503–518.
Published: 01 December 2018
... global value.” Anthropologist Aihwa Ong (2013: 73) agrees that Biopolis is “converting the diversity of life in the tropics into fungible assets.” But she assumes that such an “elastic laboratory” (74) is new to Southeast Asia. While Ong wonders “how flows of global knowledge to different...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2011
...-chih Niu, Miho Ogino, Aihwa Ong, Peter C. Perdue, Trevor Pinch, Ramya Rajagopalan, Jennifer Reardon, Bernard Reber, Wenmay Rei, Murray Rutherford, Brian Salter, Volker Scheid, Londa Schiebinger, Shin Dongwon, Wes Shrum, Elta Smith, Pamela Smith, Priscilla Song, Knut H. Sorensen, Ann L. Stoler, Terence...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
... practices but everything from the mechanics and meaning of “scientific research” to contemporary understandings of race, ethnicity, and citizenship. Aihwa Ong's article tackles some of the more subtle political and cultural issues bound up with Singapore's modern biomedical regime, particularly regarding...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 563–588.
Published: 01 December 2017
... species levels, while on the other hand, it attends to local specificities, including regional distinctions ( Thompson 2010 ; Ong and Chen 2010 ) and local biologies ( Lock and Nguyen 2010 ). Here, I use the term biotech in the more limited sense of biomedical science and technology. Postcolonial...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2013
... matters of concern ( Collier and Ong 2005 ). 5 While this move has considerable analytical benefits, it ironically carries the risk of making STS itself too static. Such difficulties, I suggest, may however be significantly lessened by extending the topological imagination of (post-)ANT, represented...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 347–354.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., escalating the fervency of nationalism in each country. At the same time, the trend for a more regionally integrated economy has become stronger in the post–Cold War global economy. What Aihwa Ong identifies as “biotech nationalism” ( Ong 2010 : 23) and Gottweis calls bionationalism in the latest stage...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 419–426.
Published: 01 September 2012
... played out in emerging biotechnology in Asia, Aihwa Ong (2010) has ambitiously proposed the notion of “community of fate.” These STS ideas, in my opinion, complement Takezawa's analytical frame of race/Race/RR. As an ongoing project and for intellectual networking, this series of books could have...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 303–326.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in the Hwang controversy (see, e.g., Hong 2008; Kim 2008 ). As Ong ( 2008 ) points out, national patterns of biotech investment vary tremendously in East Asia. Another example is the reproductive tourism business in East Asia (e.g., Paik 2007). Sites for such tourism are multiplying and the networks...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2018
...) ethnography of Japanese anime film production shows a different kind of distributed transnational production network, packaged as Japanese cultural soft power. 3 My own work on the Pan-Asian SNP Consortium, commented on more dismissively by Aihwa Ong (2017) , is another form of “scientific diplomacy” or...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 313–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... concocted within the “experimental space” that Eastern Europe has long represented to antisocialist economists of the East and West alike. Pursuing a slightly different angle, Aihwa Ong (2007) suggests that the special economic zones opened up by Teng along the coastal regions of China have functioned...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 163–171.
Published: 01 September 2009
... biotechnology hub, with its goal of adding value to local biological resources (or creating Asian bio-values), to Singaporean political and economic hopes and fears. Following Ong ( 2006 ), she argues that civic recognition is increasingly dependent on the individual's ability to contribute value—here, biovalue...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and Aihwa Ong point out that foreign companies are coming up against the problem of extreme labour mobility, as the floating class exercises one of its last remaining freedoms, that of fleeing from one work site to the next ( Ross 2006 ; Ong 2007 ). Neo-liberalism here confronts one of its...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 327–334.
Published: 01 September 2008
... China’s one-child policy . Population and Development Review , 29 ( 2 ), 163 – 196 . Greenhalgh S. ( 2005 ). Globalization and population governance in China . In Ong A. Collier S. J. (Eds.), Global assemblages: technology, politics, and ethics as anthropological problems (pp...