Asian STS

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 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

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

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

Introduction (1): Japanese STS in Global, East Asian, and Local Contexts

This article by Togo Tsukahara introduces a set of articles published in East Asian Science, Technology and Society in 2009, and asks what constitutes "Asian STS" broadly and Japanese STS specifically. These articles are products of the workshop "Toward a Trans-Asian...Read more

Wild Goose Chase: The Displacement of Influenza Research in the Fields of Poyang Lake, China

This 2015 article by Lyle Fearnley builds on the contrast between lab and field sciences through the study of scientists researching avian influenza in the fields of Poyang Lake, China.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

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

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