Science, technology and society in contemporary Japan

by Morris Low

Publisher: Cambridge University Press in New York

Written in English
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  • Science and state -- Japan.,
  • Technology and state -- Japan.,
  • Technology -- Social aspects -- Japan.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMorris Low, Shigeru Nakayama, Hitoshi Yoshioka.
SeriesContemporary Japanese society
ContributionsNakayama, Shigeru, 1928-, Yoshioka, Hitoshi, 1953-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ175.52.J3 L68 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 226 p. :
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL42437M
ISBN 100521652820, 0521654254
LC Control Number99035364

Book Reviews. History of Science. Science and Society in Modern Japan: Selected Historical Sources. Shigeru Nakayama, David L "Science and Society in Modern Japan: Selected Historical Sources. Shigeru Nakayama, David L. Swain, Eri Yagi," I no. 2 (Jun., ): The soroban is an abacus calculator developed in medieval is derived from the ancient Chinese suanpan, imported to Japan in the 14th century.. Astronomy. Edo- and Meiji-era Japan saw intense engagement with European astronomy that fed into its present-day strength in rocket an texts on astronomy were among the first to be allowed in Japan; because all references to. Shigeru Nakayama (中山茂) (–) was a Japanese historian of science.. Life. Nakayama was born in , in Amagasaki, and brought up there. He survived the Hiroshima atom bomb of He left Hiroshima Higher School in , and graduated from Tokyo University with a degree in mathematical astronomy in As a graduate student, Nakayama was a Fulbright scholar. Contemporary Japan: History, Politics and Social Change since the s presents a comprehensive examination of the causes of the Japanese economic bubble in the late s and the socio-political consequences of the recent financial collapse. Represents the only book to examine in depth the turmoil of Japan since Emperor Hirohito died in , the Cold War ended, and the economy collapsed.

Similar Items. Science for the empire: scientific nationalism in modern Japan / by: Mizuno, Hiromi, Published: () Academic and scientific traditions in China, Japan, and the West / by: Nakayama, Shigeru, Published: () A social history of science and technology in contemporary Japan / Published: (). Elisheva A. Perelman‘s new book American Evangelists and Tuberculosis in Modern Japan (Hong Kong University Press, ) examines the consequences of Japan’s decision not to tackle the tuberculosis epidemic that ravaged the country during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth. TB was a plague of epic proportions in industrializing Japan. interested in the postwar Japanese science and technology should con-sult the more comprehensive work consisting of four volumes, A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan, edited by the historians of science and technology Shigeru Nakayama, Kunio Goto, and Hitoshi Yoshioka; as well as the above-cited Encyclo-. This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after , giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture.

Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S. - Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. About Overcoming Empire in Post-Imperial East Asia. When Emperor Hirohito announced defeat in a radio broadcast on 15th August , Japan was not merely a nation; it was a colossal empire stretching from the tip of Alaska to the fringes of Australia grown out of a colonial ideology that continued to pervade East Asian society for years after the end of the Second World War. Science and society in Ireland: the social context of science and technology in Ireland, / Search for the book on E-ZBorrow. technology and society in contemporary Japan / by: Low, Morris. Published: () Lancaster Ave. Author: M. Low Publisher: Springer ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF View: Get Books. Science And The Building Of A New Japan Science And The Building Of A New Japan by M. Low, Science And The Building Of A New Japan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Science And The Building Of A New Japan books, This book highlights the importance of .

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Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan (Contemporary Japanese Society) Morris Low, Shigeru Nakayama, Hitoshi Yoshioka Published by Cambridge University Press (). This book explores the relationship between science, technology and Japanese society.

Topics discussed include government policy, the private sector, communication, quality control, the aerospace industry, the environment, medical care, and the role of gender.

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It presents a synthesis of recent debates by juxtaposing competing views about the role and direction of science, technology and medical care in Japan.

: Science and Society in Modern Japan (The M.I.T. East Asian science series ; 5) (): Nakayama, Shigeru, Swain, David L., Yagi, Science Books. This book explores the dynamic relationship between science, technology and Japanese society, examining how it has contributed to economic growth and national well-being.

It presents a synthesis of recent debates by juxtaposing competing views about the role and direction of science, technology and medical care in Japan. Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan: Morris Low, Shigeru Nakayama, and Hitoshi Yoshioka: Cambridge University Press: Tokugawa Religion: The Cultural Roots of Modern Japan: Robert N.

Bellah: The Free Press: Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World: Theodore C. Bestor: University of California Press. All journal articles featured in Contemporary Japan vol 32 issue 1.

Science and Technology in Contemporary Society Project on "Bridging the Digital Divide" The US Government has identified a "Digital Divide" separating knowledge, access to and applications for information technology between middle class and working/underclass Americans, particularly with respect to having computers and Internet access in the.

Contemporary Japanese Society provides a comprehensive portrayal of modern Japan through the analysis of key aspects of Japanese society and culture, ranging from work and gender politics to science and technology. The series offers a balanced yet interpretive approach.

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About the Book This incisive intellectual history of Japanese social science from the s to the present day considers the various forms of modernity that the processes of "development" or "rationalization" have engendered and the role social scientists have played in their emergence.

About this journal. Science, Technology and Society is a peer-reviewed journal that takes an interdisciplinary perspective, encouraging analyses whose approaches are drawn from a variety of disciplines such as history, sociology, philosophy, economics, political science and international relations, science policy involving innovation, foresight studies involving science and technology.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Nakayama, Shigeru, Science and society in modern Japan. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, []. On concepts of technologyShizume, V.

Toward a truly free labor forceŌya, S. Reflections on the history of science in JapanNakayama, S.A history of universitiesYuasa, M. The shifting center of scientific activity in the WestYagi, E.

Statistical approaches to the history of scienceOka, K. Society for the study of materialism. Ever since Joseph Needham published the first volume of Science and Civilisation in China inmany important works have been produced on East Asian science, technology, and medicine in the pre-modern period.

The history of science, technology, and medicine in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, however, has been largely neglected. Morris Low;, Shigeru Nakayama;, Hitoshi Yoshioka. Science, Technology, and Society in Contemporary Japan.

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This book is a welcome addition to the small but growing literature of the history of science in Japan." —David G. Wittner, East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine "[Mizuno] brings to light some of the overlooked linkages between prewar and postwar Japan and suggests a useful means of considering some of the other instances of boosterism.

Accept. We use cookies to improve your website experience. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies. In the late Nineteenth-century, the Japanese embarked on a program of westernization in the hope of building a strong and modern nation.

Science, technology and medicine played an important part, showing European nations that Japan was a world power. Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan / Morris Low, Shigeru Nakayama & Hitoshi Yoshioka Tokugawa Religion: The Cultural Roots of Modern Japan / Robert N.

Bellah Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World / Theodore C. Bestor Literature / Arts Anime: From Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle / Susan J. Napier. Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development.

As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially different from other Asian countries and thus justify its imperialist activities, but also to position.

Jeff Kingston is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at the Japan Campus of Temple University. He has written widely on modern Japanese history and Japan's relations with Asia, including the books Japan in Transformation – () and Japan's Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in the 21st Century ().

He has also edited Natural Disaster and Nuclear.The all-female Takarazuka Revue is world-famous today for its rococo musical productions, including gender-bending love stories, torridly romantic liaisons in foreign settings, and fanatically devoted fans.

But that is only a small part of its complicated and complicit performance history. In this sophisticated and historically grounded analysis, anthropologist Jennifer Robertson draws from. This book provides a historically contextualized introduction to the dialogue between religion and psychotherapy in modern Japan.

In doing so, it draws out connections between developments in medicine, government policy, Japanese religion and spirituality, social and cultural criticism, regional dynamics, and gender relations.