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Asian STS

Situating Ethics in Technology and Science

"Much of the problems associated with the application of technology can be traced to the absence of any social science
input into the foundation or structuring of science research in our contemporary world. Civil society interventions are almost invariably seen as irritants to science, while...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

The History of Japanese Science: Recent Developments

Low provides a brief overview of the state of the field of history of science in Japan, and of the history of Japan abroad. Focusing on key figures and institutional resources, Low concludes that though there are promising developments in the history of science, there "less positive signs" for...Read more

The Butterfly and the Frigate: Social Studies of Science in Japan

In this 1989 "Country Report," Low argues that "despite some exceptions, much of the stimulating work on Japanese science has come from outside the country."  (313) Low explains that literature in Japan on Japanese science serves to mystify science and perpetuate stereotypical banaries such as "...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

Darwin Commemorations and Three Generations of Historians of Biology

In this article, Akihisa Setoguchi discusses the history of biology in Japan in terms of three generations of historians defined by their relationship to Darwinism from 1909 to 2009. Specifically, he focuses on their respective assessments of the influence of Edward Sylvester Morse, who...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

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

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

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