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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 557–578.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., CA : Stanford University Press . 21 1 2012 12 9 2012 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2013 plant-human relations labor situated science touching agricultural research In many transgenic projects, production is understood as purely human innovation separate...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 479–504.
Published: 01 December 2011
... perfected in the late 1970s with the development of cost-efficient methods to produce methane gas through the fermentation of human, animal, and plant wastes. Back then, the usage of this technological device was largely restricted to certain areas of the province of Sichuan (southwest China); but since...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 331–352.
Published: 01 September 2017
... carry mad cow disease and pose a risk to human health.” No dispute about the science surrounding BSE was discussed. In sum, PD Notebook politicized the BSE issues not only by relating the downer cows controversy to the BSE issue but also by questioning scientific issues such as SRM and Koreans...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 207–228.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Confucian scholars' attitudes toward natural phenomena and scientific knowledge. According to such a dichotomy, dao , li , human nature ( xing 性), mind ( xin 心), and humaneness ( ren 仁) (abstract and sublime concepts without manifest “physical forms” ( xing 形)) belong to what is above physical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2018
... biological origins and future potential return); (b) water—tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, and near-death experiences; (c) earth—biogenesis and short lifetimes; (d) plants—photosynthesis, fear of radiation, nuclear meltdown, the dying sun; (e) animal-human reproduction endangered by displacements of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2017
... education were added, and descriptions of PUST activities greatly increased ( Fig. 2 ). The Second S&T Basic Plan (FY 2001–5) contained the theme “Building New Relationships between S&T and Society.” Consequently, the two new items “S&T Human Resource Development and S&T Educational...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 425–451.
Published: 01 September 2013
... components within these “pharmaceutical assemblages” play material and/or expressive roles to varying degrees. Medicines are material objects with real-world effects for human beings, but they also play symbolic, economic, and political roles. Components can be assembled in ways that stabilize the identity...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 173–188.
Published: 01 June 2011
... achieving synergies between plant and human nutrition were captured by the phrase “tailoring the plant to fit the soil” ( Bouis 1995a : 18). As research continued into the complex interactions between soils, crops, and human bodies that might lead to improved nutrition and health, a concerted effort was...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2014
... continues to this day and can be witnessed, on the one hand, in a network of research institutes of traditional medicine and, on the other, in national hospitals of traditional medicine, numerous departments of traditional medicine found in hospitals throughout Vietnam, and thousands of medicinal plant...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 March 2012
... research in Korea began with the collection of plants and animals by foreigners in the mid-nineteenth century. European collectors sent specimens back to their home countries for taxonomic research. Biologists in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Russia published articles about the flora and fauna of Korea...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 189–215.
Published: 01 June 2011
... things were placed on a rung below their manifest agency within cultural meanings, symbolic systems, deep structures, relations of kin, everyday practice, and so on. 4 For sociocultural anthropology, things, human and nonhuman, act on each other and make of them what they are according to a set of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 229–246.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Utilization of Human Embryonic Stem Cells and the Guidelines for Research on Specified Embryos were issued in 2001. After the restructuring of ministries in 2001, several expert committees related to SCR and RM were organized by the MEXT and MHLW. Discussions by committees in each ministry ranged from...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 163–171.
Published: 01 September 2009
... STS programs in engineering schools and the like, scattered throughout Southeast Asia. Mostly conducted by professionals attempting to inculcate “humane values” in resistant students, these efforts seem primarily pedagogical, and any research is generally policy oriented, not critical. 2 All the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and progress were soon no longer seen as contingent but under human control and thus projectable into the future. Materialism provided humankind with an “objective” law that served as a guide to correct knowledge and practice. Arguing that man was actually able to comprehend his environment, make...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 453–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... imperial past” constituted the basis of his suggestion that science studies be reimagined as a form of area studies. He highlighted the need for STS scholars to adopt a comparative approach and to “recognize how these hybrid shapes and assemblages inhabit interstitial spaces, and how, like humans, they...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 297–322.
Published: 01 April 2014
... kaihatsu ) when selling his development projects to leaders of developing nations. For example, he criticized the wastefulness of America's decision to construct a thirty-five-thousand-kilowatt thermal power plant as a backup for Japan's Đa Nhim Dam project in South Vietnam when there was little evidence...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 503–519.
Published: 01 December 2010
... knowledge of the self “in here”; creating a radical challenge to the “traditional canon of impersonal, value free and dispassionate inquiry”. Archer ( 2007 ) sees reflexivity as the crucial human capacity to reflect on ourselves in relation to our circumstances and vice versa. She refers to the “internal...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 2001 ; Petryna 2003 ). In practical meanings, citizenship becomes a highly attenuated condition overdetermined by state rules and official categories while being accompanied by innovative strategies of deception and subversion. Struggle, operating on many fronts and deploying both human and other...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... Some conservatives in the south criticized the agreement because they thought that South Korea could not afford to continue with its plan to build two nuclear power plants with a combined price tag of $10 billion while supplying rice and fuel oil to the north. They began to think that the crisis would...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 355–376.
Published: 01 December 2016
... terms of dealing with the massive displacement of human populations and addressing related problems of public health. The overlap of these two problems called for the same kind of ambitious social knowledge, applied to emerging problems on the larger scale. For Europe, the United Nations found some of...