Life, Science, and Power in History and Philosophy

An issue of: East Asian Science, Technology and Society

Life, Science, and Power in History and Philosophy
Journal Issue Pages: 184 Volume 13, Number 1 Published: March 2019 An issue of East Asian Science, Technology and Society
In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, science and technology studies (STS) author Osamu Kanamori contributed greatly to the fields of medicine, technology, STS, and the history of science. He represented new ideas coming from France, the United States, and Japan, and influenced histories of scientific ideas and STS in Japan and East Asia. This special issue explores Kanamori’s extensive work and a new history of medicine in modern Japan that emerged during his period of activity. Contributors discuss four topics inspired by Kanamori’s works: medical technology, infectious diseases, psychiatric war pensions, and bioethical sci-fi.

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