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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 355–378.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Izumi Nakayama This article examines Mishima Michiyoshi 三島通良 (1866–1925) and his school hygiene 学校衛生 research in relation to the significance of posture to physical and political modernity in Meiji Japan. Investigating Mishima's nationwide survey of primary-school children's health and physical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 439–460.
Published: 01 August 2014
... registrants is Bikram Choudhury, the head of the profitable Bikram Yoga College of India franchise, headquartered in Los Angeles. Since immigrating from Kolkata over thirty years ago, Choudhury has built a multi-million-dollar yoga fitness empire based on his signature series of twenty-six postures and two...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 347–354.
Published: 01 September 2012
... questions that demonstrate that the body in Asia—the biological, material, and visible site of politics and governmentality—sits at the intersection of the double axes of the colonial/postcolonial and Cold War/post–Cold War frameworks. Izumi Nakayama's article examines how posture became the measurement of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 577–580.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... These measures created a protected space within which the woman could give birth without offending the gods or being harmed by malevolent forces. Lee explores women's experience of labor, investigating the bodily postures they adopted, the materials used to absorb birthing fluids, and the techniques...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 323–345.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., is inscribed with an assumption that all kinds of vaginal examinations and minor treatments should take place on such tables, with the patient in the specific posture defined by the table. This encouraged the development of universally useful tables, which, through daily use, led both medical staff...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 545–566.
Published: 01 December 2008
... ; Schipper 1993 ; Wile 1996 ). This origin of qigong practices is reflected in the way qigong in China is associated with understandings of the body–mind that diverge radically from assumptions normally taken for granted in Western societies. Moreover, qigong involves body movements and postures that are...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 453–466.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... The young females in the household also display a submissive body posture while offering food to superior family members. As soon as they have served the food they often disappear in the background and quietly remain alert in case anyone else needs a refill of tea or more food. The eating order also...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 353–379.
Published: 01 September 2013
... he would meditate in the cave. He said that Khyungtrul was a very dedicated religious practitioner; as illustration of this, he added that Khyungtrul slept every night sitting crossed-legged in meditation posture. During the winter months, if students came he would teach them; if not, he would stay...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 June 2008
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 565–583.
Published: 01 December 2010
... that forms (and re-forms) attitudes. A person has a predisposition, or an attitude, in the now old-fashioned sense of posture or orientation. Venables et al. ( 2009 ) show, as is frequently the case with Q-methodology studies, that clusters of views correlate only moderately or weakly with pre...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 335–351.
Published: 01 September 2013
... constituted by the tsalung and trülkor exercises that are an important part of advanced Tantric practice. These are breathing and physical exercises, also involving internal visualizations, which are historically related to the Indian yogic practices from which modern postural yoga developed in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 525–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of taijiquan to enable easier assimilation by large groups of students; in particular, repetitions and difficult movements were removed from the longer ‘classical’ hand forms. The first self-contained ‘short’ form was created by Zheng Manjing (1902–1975) who simplified the 108 postures of Yang...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 287–314.
Published: 01 September 2009
... one time. At least one Boven Digoel studio photograph survived of two internees facing each other, wearing boxer shoes, boxer shorts, and boxer gloves, frozen in an exemplary boxer posture. 16 Sport uniforms could be mail ordered from as far as Java and even from the famous Magazijn de Bijenkorf...