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Asian STS

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

Work in Progress: Proposal for Comparative Studies on East Asia

The authors of this article use bibliometric techniques to analyze the prevalence of specific themes and approaches in the Journal of Science and Technology Studies (Kagaku Gijutsu Shakai-ron Kenkyū) and East Asian Science, Technology and Society.  

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

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

Francesca Bray responds to Ruey-Lin Chen's characterization of the relationship between STS and Philosophy of Science in Taiwan.Read more

Reflections on STS in Mainland China: A Historical Review

This 2018 article by Zhengfeng Li and Xiao Lu explores the influential relationship between Marxism, Western theories, and the development of STS in China.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

STS in Japan and East Asia: Governance of Science and Technology and Public Engagement

This 2009 article by Yuko Fujigaki describes the development of Japanese STS from the 1980s up to the planning processes for the 2010 4S Meeting in Tokyo. The article also focuses on analyzing historical case studies (Minamata disease, itai-itai disease, the Monju nuclear power plant incidents)...Read more

Theoretical Challenges for the Current Sociology of Science and Technology: A Prospect for its Future Development

Resisting the conventional framing of "Western" versus "non-Western" frameworks, Matsumoto discusses challenges facing the sociology of science and technology, with a special emphasis on "theoretical challenges from the viewpoint of a scholar who is embedded in the East Asian locality." (130) ...Read more

Introduction (2): Japanese STS in Global, East Asian, and Local Contexts

This article introduces the second set of papers on the state of the social studies of science in Japan that emerged from a March 2009 workshop on Asian STS held at the National University of Singapore. Read more

The STS Challenge to Philosophy of Science in Taiwan

Ruey-Lin Chen describes the intensifying relationship between STS and Philosophy of Science in Taiwan.Read more

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