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Title: Introducing STM The Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine


1
Introducing STM The Taiwanese Journal for
Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Wen-Ji Wang
  • Associate Editor of STM
  • Dept. of History, National Taipei University

2
A Brief History of STM
  • The Taiwanese Journal for Philosophy and History
    of Science
  • Started in 1993 and ran for 10 issues
  • An English journal published by Yuan-liu (??)
    Publishing House
  • Fu, Daiwie ??? was for sometime the
    editor-in-chief

3
A Brief History of STM
  • In 1999 The Taiwanese Journal for Philosophy and
    History of Science was split in two journals
    (philosophy and STS).
  • The Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science,
    Technology and Medicine (or the STM,???????? )was
    founded in 2001.

4
A Brief History of STM
  • STM A bilingual journal for the
    interdisciplinary studies of science, technology
    and medicine from the Taiwanese or the East-Asian
    perspective
  • Published twice a year (April and October) by the
    National Science and Technology Museum (?????????)

5
A Brief History of STM
  • Special interests
  • how the Taiwanese and Chinese understand and
    control Nature
  • how they build their scientific, technological
    and medical systems

6
A Brief History of STM
  • how Western systems of knowledge and practice
    have been transferred to Taiwan and China, and
    vice versa
  • and how the Taiwanese and Chinese deal with
    STM-related issues in their culturally and
    historically specific contexts
  • Yet related articles on other countries are also
    welcome

7
A Brief History of STM
  • The former editors
  • Chu, Pingyi (???) March 2001
  • history of science and medicine
  • Wu, Chyuan-yuan (???) March 2002
  • sociology of technology
  • Lin, Chung-hsi (???) September 2005
  • technology studies

8
A Content Analysis of the former issues
  • So far, 3 issues
  • Number of articles 11 (2 in English)
  • Technology studies 4
  • History of medicine 3
  • History of science 1
  • Science and Gender 1
  • Technological policy 1
  • Historiography 1

9
Table of contentsIssue 1
  • Silent Technology Self-Assembled Trailers in
    the Tainan Basin
  • Knowledge Mobilization in the Land Reclamation
    Project at Mai-Liao Sixth Naphtha Cracker
    Project
  • Leibnizs Legacy in the Physics of the
    Enlightenment
  • Pulsology and Officialdom (??) during the Zhou
    and Qin Dynasties

10
Table of contentsIssue 2
  • The Invisible Technique The Socio-Technical
    History of Cultivating Wax Apples
  • The Social and Economic Origins of Technological
    Catch-up A Case Study of the Taiwanese Computer
    Industry in the Late 1980s
  • Wujin Medicine Remembered Memory, Identity and
    Social Networks in Chinese Medicine, 1800-2000

11
Table of contentsIssue 3
  • Deliberative Democracy, Technological Policy and
    Public Discussion
  • Gender Politics of Technology Theory and
    Research
  • From Opium Gentleman to Experimental Sample
    Opium Users and Modern Medicine in Taiwan
  • Foucault, Ginzburg and Writing the History of
    the Excluded

12
The current editors from July 2006 onwards
  • Editor-in-chief
  • Chen, Ruey-Lin ??? (philosophy of science)
  • Associate Editor
  • Wang, Wen-Ji ??? (history of science and
    medicine)

13
The editorial board
  • Fu, Daiwie ??? (history of science and medicine,
    gender)
  • Chu, Pingyi ??? (history of science and medicine)
  • Chen, Hsin-Hsing ??? (STS, social movement)
  • Huang, Jun-Fu ???(museology, science education)
  • Chou, Kuei-Tien ???(risk society, technology and
    democracy)
  • Lei, Sean Hsiang-lin ??? (history of medicine)
  • Wu, Chia-Ling ??? (medical sociology, gender
    studies )
  • Lin, Yi-Ping ??? (medical anthropology, public
    health, risk)

14
The constitution of the current editorial board
  • Historians and sociologists outnumber the others
  • In addition, we have scholars from the fields of
    philosophy of science, science education, social
    studies of risk, and public health
  • Nevertheless, the constitution doesnt exactly
    represent the complicated and dynamic structure
    of the STS community in Taiwan

15
STM in the near future
  • Issue 4 general articles (April 2007)
  • Issue 5 Technology and Risk (October 2007)
  • Issue 6 Energy and Society (April 2008)
  • Issue 7 Exhibiting Technologies (October 2008)

16
Submission and Subscription
  • For submission and subscription, please contact
    Wen-Ji Wang,
  • wjwang_at_mail.ntpu.edu.tw
  • Or visit the website of
  • the Taiwanese STS Virtual Community
  • ??STS????
  • http//sts.nthu.edu.tw/
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