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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 9–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Judith Farquhar Opening with a contrast between the pulse-reading practices of traditional Chinese medicine doctors in clinics and the objective data on pulses provided by the electronic pulsometer, this discussion analyzes the qualitative judgments involved in medical diagnosis and therapy...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 335–351.
Published: 01 September 2013
... procedures as the ngotsar tsardün , the “seven wondrous pulses”? Through reading these pulses, one can detect the situation within a family by observing the pulse of a senior member, discover whether a traveler about to visit the family has left home and how his or her journey is proceeding, or discover the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 17–37.
Published: 01 March 2019
... increasingly relied on medical devices to monitor structural defects and functional changes in bodies. Prior to the 1850s, doctors largely gave credit to their own art of medicine rather than a machine’s number. They had been taking and reading patient pulses since ancient times. Throughout the eighteenth and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 107–139.
Published: 01 March 2014
...-creates. The second genealogy shows zheng to be central to a much older series of redefinitions of Chinese medicine and Chinese medical practice that extend from the eleventh century to the present. Read together, these two genealogies—neither of which should be seen as exhaustive—raise three important...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 March 2014
... nature of the clinical and its forms of knowledge through an examination of the practice of pulse taking. Pulse diagnosis is widely considered to be one of the most archetypical practices defining Chinese medicine, and modernizers have long aimed to render it more “reliable” by reading the pulse through...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 505–511.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Medicine and Globalisation ( 2005 ). 2 The more anthropologically oriented publications show perhaps more internal consistency, as their contributors read and responded to each other's work, where the latter volumes evidently broadened the horizons of the field by also involving historians on European...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 623–625.
Published: 01 December 2010
... during Chosŏn period upon publication. Systematically organized, the book includes sections on diagnosis by pulse and by oral examination. The largest part of this book is dedicated to discussions of the “56 major diseases,” with descriptions of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prescriptions, diet, and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 467–486.
Published: 01 September 2013
... began school in his village at the age of five; this was in the middle of the Cultural Revolution. Here he learned to read and write Tibetan. It was very much a traditional form of education. There was no paper, and the students had to write on ash spread on wooden boards. First he would melt butter and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2018) 12 (1): 57–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on current developments in the “living traditions” of Asian medicines—for example, articles on the various ways to understand and deal with the English-language standardization of CM ( Pritzker 2014 ) and objectifications of CM pulse-reading practices ( Farquhar 2014 )—that challenge notions about...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 429–433.
Published: 01 December 2015
... targeted by this book, it will be a crucial introductory guide to the field, with its rich background and solid safeguards against oversimplification. In particular, it should be read by those, in Europe or in France at least, who make a living teaching “Chinese medicine” and who often, through ignorance...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Leaders at the WHO-WPR, however, persist in the work of terminology standardization, still claiming the right to a seat at the table based on culture, historical, and language. As such, this version of the International Classification of Diseases , like past versions of the same document, “can…be read as...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 251–256.
Published: 01 June 2017
... medical practitioner. Lee diagnoses patients by combining Chinese medical concepts such as xuhuo 虛火 (depleted fire) and chi 尺 (a pulse-taking point) with Western biomedical tests. Law and Lin believe that the mode of Lee's work indicates a new postcolonial approach to STS studies, which is different...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 161–183.
Published: 01 June 2017
... blessings might suggest that hospital officials were shrewdly navigating the new political realities of eastern China, having recently fallen under Japanese military control, by enlisting the support of an influential Japanese figure. But a closer reading of the journal reveals that the Suzhou Hospital of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 421–451.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Yinyang's biography, see ( Guiping xianzhi 1920 , 1674–1677). The biography tells us something about Cheng Shichao's medical apprenticeship: Cheng Shichao learned medicine from a master, Zhu Yi 朱易 (ca. 1736–1796), who was a native of the province of Jiangxi; and he deepened his knowledge by reading the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 507–524.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Chinese one that is based on pulse and tongue diagnosis to describe abnormal functions of vital forces in the body? If, on the other hand, the theoretical framework of Chinese medicine is ignored, what implications does that have for clinical parameters like formulating a treatment principle, point...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 275–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the pulse of his close friend Na Sa-hwon to determine the existence and degree of palsy. 15 Consequently, Yu Hŭi-ch'un delegated to Hŏ Chun the diagnosis and treatment of his wife's abscess on the tongue and the abscess on his own face, and also had him examine the pulse of his friends Sin Hŭn and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of delirium.…The next day, I asked the local people if they had any remedies. They told me about a traditional healer of the Tày ethnic minority who could treat high fever. I sent a horseman to fetch him. The physician felt Uncle's pulse and forehead. Then he burned a piece of root he had just taken...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 211–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and Western biomedicine, and, unlike some of her older colleagues, she works with both, too. We take this from our field notes: “Your pulse is like a guitar string. That means you have ‘depleted-fire’ (xū huô, 虛火) in the liver (meridian). . . . You are busy and stressed; you're exhausted and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 465–485.
Published: 01 November 2012
... appeared under a slightly different title, “The Silenced Technology—the Beauty and Sorrow of Reassembled Cars,” in EASTS in 2009 . In this article, widely read in Taiwan, Lin explained how illegal reassembled cars could survive against the government's clampdown. He described the rise of reassembled...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 March 2008
... respond? Remarkably, before they learned Dutch or English or French, tens of thousands of Japanese studied how to read and write the Chinese classical language (古文) in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries using the native reading and writing approach known as kundoku 訓讀 (lit., “glosses for reading...