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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 625–627.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Yu-Chuan Wu 蔡友月 Yu-Yueh Tsai , Dawuzu de jingshen shixu: Xiandaixing, bianqian yu shou ku de shehui genyuan 達悟族的精神失序:現代性、變遷與受苦的社會根源 [ Mental Disorder of the Tao Aboriginal Minority in Taiwan: Modernity, Social Change, and the Origin of Social Suffering ] Taipei : Linking , 2009 . 534 pp...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 381–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Azumi Tsuge Although there is some awareness of how women in infertility treatment have suffered physically and psychologically, it is a little known fact that there is a limit to the “cures” that can be achieved even with assisted reproductive technologies. Here, I describe how the existence of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2016) 10 (2): 121–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Kah Seng Loh The case of Singapore explores the history of mental illness in a British colony, port city, and Chinese coolie town. As a colony, Singapore not only received Western psychiatric expertise from the metropole but also suffered from the inner contradictions and failings of colonial rule...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Arum Budiastuti In this article the author scrutinizes the application of a novel genetic technology within the context of the timber industry in Indonesia, a country suffering massive deforestation at the rate of 2.8 million hectares every year. It starts by providing a brief description of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 431–435.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 2012 In 1996, the Japanese government finally repealed its 1931 Leprosy Prevention Law. This law had required the segregation of some sufferers of the disease and resulted in the establishment of a system of national sanitaria that eventually housed more than ten thousand people. In the aftermath of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 341–344.
Published: 01 September 2018
... patients. Zhang lays out how intergenerational, romantic, and marital relations are inscribed in the experiences of impotence. An illuminating example from his book is the impotence of Mr. Lin (103–5), the only son of a peasant family whose suffering, in the view of Zhang, was the result of being engaged...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 491–494.
Published: 01 August 2014
... epistemic factors contribute to existing prognoses and treatments for depression ( Horwitz and Wakefield 2007 ). Still, the processes by which depression takes form in different places remain unclear. While traditional Japanese wisdom recognizes the universality of suffering and the transience of happiness...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 393–395.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Japan, elderly sufferers of dementia are not hospitalized; thanks to policies formulated by the Liberal Democrat government, they are cared for by their families. This process, Kakimoto argues, excludes the elderly from universal welfare services. Along with this move, however, the government and health...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 453–466.
Published: 01 September 2013
...) People suffering from this illness experienced pain in their joints. The foreign nongovernmental organization (NGO) doctor explained this disorder in biomedical terms as arthritis. (b) Patients explained this condition as “to have a temperature,” also in Chinese fāshāo . The meaning of this term needs...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2010) 4 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 September 2010
... predecessors. They are less interested in great psychiatrists and the therapies that ostensibly alleviated the suffering of many patients. They are more interested in social and cultural analysis of the discourse and the practice of psychiatry. Akiko Hyôdô's recent book is one of the best works of psychiatric...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 499–502.
Published: 01 August 2014
... mainly been used in a more restricted sense, as a synonym of occupational disease. Why not, then, mention also the diseases that have affected those who work in the industries presented here? For example, the workers at the Chisso factory who suffered from Minamata disease also experienced various...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 261–264.
Published: 01 June 2014
... institution of life” (42) and was the pinnacle of an attempt by the state to penetrate the daily lives of China's farmers. Watson's account of what he calls the “coercive commensality” of the mess halls, involving a brief euphoria followed by severe suffering and the dismantling of collective eating, lays...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 449–452.
Published: 01 September 2008
...” by public. The author insists on its perspective being insufficient because its premise is based on the possibility of voluntary participation. People in the modern societies are suffering due to the hazards caused by science and technology. The most important agenda proposed by the author is how we...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... Eventually, he agreed. I was with him in the ambulance when he suffered another attack. Always immensely talkative, he suddenly stopped speaking, initially unable to move at all, then shaking a little. He stared at me as he tried to make a sound. I had never noticed before how blue his eyes were and how...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-determination undermines the autonomy of infertile women. Perhaps it is pain, rather than hope, that drives infertile women to try these new technologies; Tsuge refers to “a distinction and a distance between being infertile and wanting to have a child” (207). The suffering and pain of infertile women are not...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 551–554.
Published: 01 December 2018
... companies, this moment marks a turning away from the search for blockbuster drugs, such as penicillin, that can treat everyone suffering from the same illness to what might be called a narrow-cast approach that seeks to produce medicines targeted at affected populations defined around common genetic traits...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 419–423.
Published: 01 December 2015
... stigmatize the defeated generals; however, Sato maintains that it also indicated privilege, because Japanese officers were not considered sufficiently civilized to suffer from this illness. He therefore argues that in Japan the idea of neurasthenia was circulated and constructed through popular...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2017
... began to damage itself. Whether conceived as a disease of the nerves in the eighteenth century or attributed to an essential disturbance of the blood in the nineteenth century, fever is a disease with its own biography but without any specific lesion, closely related to suffers’ own temperament and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 127–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... assistance to so-called underdeveloped countries, aimed at reducing suffering among the natives and improving local infrastructures of public health and biomedicine, turns out to be a new sort of colonial apparatus allowing the first world to initiate or expand the development that it desires for itself but...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 429–432.
Published: 01 September 2011
... backward as China undertook a modernization drive in the 1950s. Categorized as a slave society, they suffered the fate of being marginalized not just culturally and geographically but also politically and economically. It was not until the socioeconomic transformation of the 1980s that emerging periodic...