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EASTS: Recent Papers

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Kuo, Wen-Hua and Aalok Khandekar. 2018. "EASTS: Recent Papers." In East Asian Science, Technology and Society (EASTS), created by Wen-Hua Kuo.  In STS Across Borders Digital Exhibit, curated by Aalok Khandekar and Kim Fortun. Society for Social Studies of Science. August. http://stsinfrastructures.org/content/easts-recent-papers.


Founded in 2007, EASTS is the first and only journal of its kind devoted to science, technology, and society (STS) studies in and for East Asia. EASTS has inherited intellectual resources from the history and philosophy of science, which has enjoyed a long presence in this region since the first half of the 20th century, and quickly built its reputation in the fields of science and colonialism, medical history, and deliberative democracy/science controversies. What is presented here are articles carefully selected from recent issues to showcase the variety of topics/disciplines EASTS covers. We also present editorials, which not only showcases what EASTS has achieved in its first decade, but also reflects how East Asian STS studies has transformed alongside the rise of global STS. All works are freely available during this event, starting on 1 Aug. 2018. We welcome readers to share the links with others who might be interested in reading them!

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Showcasing EASTS scholarship

Issue 8.3

Japanese Development Consultancies and Postcolonial Power in Southeast Asia: The Case of Burma's Balu Chaung Hydropower Project

Aaron Stephen Moore

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-2416662



Issue 9.1

IVF the Chinese Way: Zhang Lizhu and Post-Mao Human in Vitro Fertilization Research

Lijing Jiang

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-2855449

URL: http://bit.ly/2yRpY3x


Issue 9.2

Theater as a Site for Technology Demonstration and Knowledge Production: Theatrical Robots in Japan and Taiwan

Tzung-De Lin

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-2881956

URL: http://bit.ly/2yS24Vn


Issue 10.1

The Dubious Enhancement: Making South Korea a Plastic Surgery Nation

So Yeon Leem

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3325203

URL: http://bit.ly/2yThgBG


Issue 11.1

Building Knowledge, Negotiating Expertise: Participatory Water Supply Advocacy and Service in Globalizing Jakarta

Rita Padawangi

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3667525

URL: http://bit.ly/2MxkexA


Issue 11.2

The Politics of Preservation and Loss: Tibetan Medical Knowledge in Exile

Stephan Kloos

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3623104

URL: http://bit.ly/2MxvN8h


Issue 11.4

Postcolonial Biotech: Taiwanese Conundrums and Subimperial Desires

Jennifer A. Liu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-4152424

URL: http://bit.ly/2KgFMSN


Issue 12.1

Women and Men in Computer Science: Geeky Proclivities, College Rank, and Gender in Korea

Hyomin KimYoungju ChoSungeun Kim, and Hye-Suk Kim

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-4206046

URL: http://bit.ly/2KeLRyR


Issue 12.2

How Metrics-Based Academic Evaluation Systematically Induces Post-Production Misconduct: A Case Study

Junhui Han and Zhengfeng Li

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-4275144

URL: http://bit.ly/2tICXQb

Transformations in East Asian Studies and Global Studies

Issue 1.1

How Far Can East Asian STS Go?

Daiwie Fu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/s12280-007-9000-y

URL: http://bit.ly/2KeX0jk


Issue 1.2

East Asian STS: Some Critical Issues

Sungook Hong

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/s12280-007-9020-7

URL: http://bit.ly/2tCt5qY


Differences in East Asian STS: European Origin or American Origin?

Hideto Nakajima

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/s12280-007-9021-6

URL: http://bit.ly/2Kf9YgZ


East Asian STS: Fox or Hedgehog?

Fa-ti Fan

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/s12280-007-9019-0

URL: http://bit.ly/2KkDWju


How Far Can East Asians STS Go? A Commentary

Warwick Anderson

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/s12280-007-9023-4

URL: http://bit.ly/2tDR4pM


Issue 6.4

Editor’s Note: Past and Future

Daiwie Fu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-1904606

URL: http://bit.ly/2MvrjPm


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

Ruey-Lin Chen

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-1905045

URL: http://bit.ly/2MAbkjd


Doing East Asian STS Is Like Feeling an Elephant, and It Is a Good Thing

Fa-ti Fan

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-1905228

URL: http://bit.ly/2yQp8Ef


Theory and Community in STS

Suzanne Moon

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-1905373

URL: http://bit.ly/2Muqeau


Issue 10.3

Editing, Cooking, and Transforming

Chia-Ling Wu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3624350

URL: http://bit.ly/2ySFBI1


Issue 10.4

A Kitchen Named “East Asian STS” (a.k.a. “Editing, Cooking, and Transforming,” Part 2)

Wen-Hua Kuo

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3675739

URL: http://bit.ly/2MvsgXW


Charting the Cartography of a Global Community of EASTS Scholars

Honghong Tinn

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3683867

URL: http://bit.ly/2yTkMMy


Issue 11.2

FORUM: Provincializing STS

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3833196

URL: http://bit.ly/2yQnFOf


Body-Head Separation, or a Multihanded/Multiheaded Guanyin: Note on the Birth of the “Provincializing STS” Forum

Chia-Ling Wu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3833196

URL: http://bit.ly/2Kg83cb


Provincializing STS: Postcoloniality, Symmetry, and Method

John Law and Wen-yuan Lin

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3823859

URL: http://bit.ly/2tCrQYS


Postcolonial Specters of STS

Warwick Anderson

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3828937

URL: http://bit.ly/2KhvlOH


STS, TCM, and Other Shi 勢(Situated Dispositions of Power/Knowledge)

Judith Farquhar

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3823579

URL: http://bit.ly/2tEer2p


Encounters, Trajectories, and the Ethnographic Moment: Why “Asia as Method” Still Matters

Atsuro Morita

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3825820

URL: http://bit.ly/2MudjFy


This Way Does Not Come to the Point: Comments on “Provincializing STS: Postcoloniality, Symmetry, and Method”

Ruey-Lin Chen

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3825960

URL: http://bit.ly/2yQcXqK


The Stickiness of Knowing: Translation, Postcoloniality, and STS

John Law and Wen-yuan Lin
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3823719

URL: http://bit.ly/2yRreUj


Issue 11.4

Revisiting, Refashioning, Envisioning

Wen-Hua Kuo

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-4273621