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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 November 2014
... relatively few, with exceptions such as the famous case of Fang Lizhi's astrophysics and its political implications. In this regard, Zhang's IVF research provides a way to probe the intimate relationships between experiences of working with patients, with high-tech biomedicine, and with party officials...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 251–256.
Published: 01 June 2017
... communities have produced many common ways to conceptualize them. If a language lacks the terms to express those concepts, it has to add new and necessary terms to its lexicon. In fact, Mandarin in Taiwan has added many terms to express such modern scientific, technological, and sociological concepts. I am...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2018) 12 (2): 197–199.
Published: 01 June 2018
... has published an annual English-language August issue, not only for colleagues who cannot read Korean but also for pursuing internationally recognizable scholarship on the history of science in East Asia. Though they may be different in many ways, these two journals nevertheless share a spirit with...
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Published: 01 March 2014
Fig. 1   Figure from van der Greef et al. (2010) depicting two ways to imagine the body as a landscape: “Illustration of systems thinking in Western science and in the Chinese Taoist traditions. The left panel shows a network between metabolites, genes and proteins revealing the complex More
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 303–326.
Published: 01 June 2010
... treatises. Moreover, it intends to highlight that the meaning of the word tu 圖, as used in mathematical writings, greatly changed over the same time span. It argues that third century tu 圖 were material objects, cut in paper with squared-grid, and worked out in specific ways. They probably always displayed...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 205–220.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Akinori Kubo This article analyzes the development and reception processes for the pet-type robots known as AIBO in order to explore the multiple ways in which technoscientific practices make realities of the world. I investigate how practices of comparison work in the emergence of a new...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 115–136.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Wen-yuan Lin; John Law Abstract The international spread of STS has reshaped the discipline in many ways, pushing it from its original core focus on technoscience in Euro-America to embrace new and wider agendas in other locations. For the practitioners of STS in East Asia, the complex relations...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 173–208.
Published: 01 September 2009
... opportunity for the investigation of Indonesian indigenous herbal medicine. The way medical knowledge circulated in the Dutch East Indies, the intermediaries who aided this circulation and the factors which impeded or facilitated it, and the ways in which European physicians and botanists legitimized...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Jaehwan Hyun There has been a growing concern about a new way of thinking about race in genomics. STS scholars have tried to make sense of the ways race came to be a part of the scientific, medical, and legal fields in the name of genomics. This article adds to this STS literature on race and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Darshi Thoradeniya In engaging critically with the history of the Sweden-Ceylon Family Planning Programme, the author brings in both local and global debates on population, development, the welfare state, and Swedish neutrality in Cold War politics to show that these were not necessarily one-way...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 291–311.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Mei Zhan This article examines yihuan guanxi , or relations between medical professionals and patients, under China's health-care reform. Invoking “biopolitics” as a way of understanding the capillary workings of power in producing specific forms of lives and humans, I explore the ways in which...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 379–399.
Published: 01 September 2012
... drugs in the Japanese market. In 1998, adoption of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) E5 guidelines by the United States, European Union, and Japan cleared the way for the use of data generated in one member region to be used in another for drug regulatory approval purposes—a practice...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 425–451.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Calum Blaikie This article traces patterns of continuity and transformation shaping Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan medicine) pharmacy in contemporary Ladakh, Himalayan India. It examines interlinked changes in the way medicines are being formulated, manufactured, assessed, and positioned in relation to wider...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 167–197.
Published: 01 June 2012
... infrastructure in significant ways. Yet, the utility of networks depended on overcoming communication difficulties and trust barriers and the adoption of a learning-by-doing attitude. This research combines quantitative data and ethnographic fieldwork. In the conclusion, I discuss the broader implications of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 229–232.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Carla Nappi While the emerging field of (East) Asian STS presents a wealth of opportunities, it also raises a number of issues that bear further examination. This essay briefly discusses the ways that categories of identity shape the project of STS in and of Asia and the consequences that arise for...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 557–578.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... Returning to the critiques of disembodied science, the author looks at the particular, situated, and subjective labor that researchers do in the fields to argue that these relationships offer different and richer ways to understand scientific knowledge production and practices. Drawing out a distinction...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 601–623.
Published: 01 December 2013
... attention to actors and issues often overlooked, such as Cold War politics, international flows of knowledge and materials, global consumers, nation building, villagers in Ōkuma and Futaba, and laborers at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. In particular, we highlight several significant ways in which...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 453–474.
Published: 01 December 2009
... cause of death was use of knowledge of parts of the body for which trauma could be fatal—the so-called “vital spots.” This way of conceptualizing wounds formed part of a basic rubric which officials used to determine the mortal wound and assign legal responsibility in homicide cases. This article uses a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2008
... value is routinely overlooked in scholarly accounts but is key to understanding the speculative overinvestment and translational difficulties of the pharmaceutical industries today. As a way of reformulating the problem, the paper suggests that human subject experimentation would be more fruitfully...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 465–484.
Published: 01 December 2008
... niches of society that offer a cure for bodily ailments but also in respect of those that—in accordance with the way Cartesian dualism has divided health care—are increasingly consumed as aspects of preventive medicine, namely taijiquan , and qigong . 1 7 2008 10 3 2009 © National...