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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 June 2019) 13 (2): 355–357.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Fukushima station to Kanayagawa station, where Hasegawa came to pick me up, still wearing a doctor suit. He took me to his office at Fukushima Medical University’s Radiation Emergency Medical Center. During one hour of conversation, Hasegawa told me his story of how he built the facility as a response to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2019) 13 (2): 345–354.
Published: 01 June 2019
... radiation release of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. Healing Fukushima (2016–17) is filmed and directed by STS scholar and EASTS contributor Sulfikar Amir of Singapore’s Nanyang Technical University (NTU). Furusato (2011–16, winner of a Leipzig International Film Festival Golden Dove) is...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 567–570.
Published: 01 December 2008
... on the influence of the A-bomb on the human body, there was no intention of helping A-bomb survivors at all. Second, this study makes it clear that the US government has controlled A-bomb information. Not only is the initial radiation, which occurs within 1 min after the A-bomb explosion, a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 367–370.
Published: 01 April 2014
... uranium mines, the result of a tension between nuclear exception and banality. In the 1960s, as the IAEA and the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) were competing to impose regulations on radiation exposure, several experts from different disciplines (epidemiology, radiation...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 601–623.
Published: 01 December 2013
... War, the transfers of knowledge and technology between nations, and a global market for Japanese products. Moreover, the results of the meltdown have not been contained within Japan's borders. Radiation has traveled thousands of miles, and other nations have amended their nuclear power policies...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 403–407.
Published: 01 September 2011
... continued to insist they had not detected any excessive radiation in Taiwan as of 30 March. It was not until 31 March that the AEC reported detecting excessive radioactive iodine 131 in the air for the first time, in response to the demands from academics, political pressure from legislators, and public...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 231–233.
Published: 01 September 2018
... address the ambiguous attitude toward science and its ungoverned power, the tensions between hope and fear for the promised land, and the sociotechnical imaginaries of the past that project into the future. Marc Andre Matten’s article, “Coping with Invisible Threats: Nuclear Radiation and Science...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 267–274.
Published: 01 June 2012
... heavily on the risks of radiation and its power to cause genetic mutations and cancers. It also outlines the impact such radiation has on the environment at large. Most interesting, the book throughout draws on examples, studies, and writings from across the world. A poster carried by a protester at one...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 381–394.
Published: 01 September 2011
... should define a number of questions concerning information and public management. For example, official statements should present the public with both worst-case and best-case scenarios. In addition, they should more precisely estimate citizens' literacy about nuclear power plants and radiation...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2019) 13 (2): 181–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
... collective imagining for a more open and just socio-political system in a late- or postauthoritarian era. One of the prominent sites for CS3 in East Asia is environmental monitoring or, more broadly, citizen sensing—in which citizens mobilize themselves to monitor radiation, chemical contamination, water...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 277–280.
Published: 01 June 2017
... discourses on low-dose contamination of food, water, soil, and tsunami debris. The coauthors argue that the rhetorical marginalization of specific public discourses on low-dose radiation contributed to the suppression of democratic deliberation and sound scientific discussion in post-Fukushima Japanese...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 March 2017
... allows it to thrust unbearable risk upon individuals who in many cases are socially vulnerable. For example, he is critical of the message that the government sent out after the accident, which emphasized the “absence of immediate health concerns” even though the health concerns of radiation are often...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 377–379.
Published: 01 September 2011
... have much sympathy with the Japanese people, but we also have begun to experience the more immediate, that is, when and how the radiation clouds and sea currents may hit us in other East Asian societies. What's more, having lived over similar geological formations and earth plates, and having lived...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 47–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... United States nuclear power Antonio Gramsci Marxism ideology political economy The radiation leak suffered by Japan on 11 March 2011 will have long-term repercussions, both domestically and globally. A number of governments—most prominently the Federal Republic of Germany—were quick to announce...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2019
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 September 2011
... as well as broader knowledge of disasters more generally. Fumitaka Wakamatsu provided one of our bilingual annotations, of an article by Adriana Petryna (2011) on the long-term testing and suffering of post-Chernobyl radiation victims in the Ukraine—a sobering cautionary tale for residents in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2018) 12 (1): 81–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Internet, social responses to radiation, and so on have delivered STS-themed lessons to a highly diverse undergraduate audience in innovative and popular ways. We have also been able to attract prominent STS scholars such as Kim Dong-Won and Mike Fischer as visiting lecturers thanks to the college’s Ngee...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 159–167.
Published: 01 March 2019
... survey of “nuclear literature” ( kaku bungaku 核文学), a genre of humanistic expression made possible in Japan only after the appearance of radiation technologies in the early twentieth century and their deployment as weapons of unprecedented destructive power. Kanamori proposes nuclear literature—within a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 343–366.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., BATAN constructed a 100-kW research reactor in Yogyakarta in the late 1970s, followed by a 30-MW reactor in Serpong a few years later. Preceding these reactors was a cobalt radiator-equipped research facility in Pasar Jumat, Jakarta. One of the key foundations of New Order authoritarianism lied in...