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We Have Never Been Latecomers!?: Making Knowledge Spaces for East Asian Technosocial Practices

Wen-yuan Lin and John Law argue in this 2015 article that to highlight practices from East Asia or other locations is possible but problematic because emphasis on locality surfaces histories of area studies and evolutionary narratives.Read more

Discovering Distinctive East Asian STS: An Introduction

Ruey-Lin Chen introduces the 2011 special issue of EASTS that asks whether and how East Asian STS might be distinctive from STS practiced in the West.Read more

East Asian STS: Some Critical Issues

This 2007 article by Sungook Hong responds to and elaborates on Professor Fu Daiwie’s article on East Asian STS.Read more

Anthropologies of the United States

Jessica R. Cattelino describes three ways anthropologists of the United States have located the anthropological field.Read more

Where is East Asia in STS?

Wen-yuan Lin and John Law review how to characterize STS in East Asia, keeping in mind colonial and geographic narratives, as well as the push for singular STS directions.Read more

Science as Culture, Cultures of Science

Sarah Franklin highlights new directions within anthropology concerning both cultures of science and science as culture. Read more

Science, Technology and Society Studies in Korea: Background and Prospects

This 1999 article by Song Sang-Yong reviews the growth of STS in Korea and contemplates future directions.Read more

A Voyage to East Asian STS Theories; or, What Might Make an STS Theory East Asian

This 2012 article by Ruey-Lin Chen seeks to build a methodology of East Asian STS theories.Read more

Lei: A Response to “The STS Challenge to Philosophy of Science in Taiwan”

Sean H.-L. Lei responds to Ruey-Lin Chen's characterization of the relationship between STS and the Philsophy of Science in Taiwan. Read more

What Are Cultural Studies of Scientific Knowledge?

Joseph Rouse articulates the disputes (and movement beyond) between internalists and social constructivists across many disciplines that have focused on what he calls the "cultural studies of scientific knowledge."Read more

From Politics to Academics: Political Activism and the Emergence of Science and Technology Studies in South Korea

This 2014 article by Mathieu Quet and Marianne Noel link South Korean political activism and STS reflections from the 70s and 80s to the growth of academic STS in the 90s. Comparisons are made to similar developments in Europe and the US. Read more

Anthropological STS in Asia

Michael M. J. Fischer characterizes STS in Asia as theory from the Global East, additionally distinguishing STS from SSK, SCOT, and ANT.  Read more

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