Science and society, History of Science, Science in East Asia, Knowledge production
Endeavoring to understand the co-production of scientific knowledge and social order
This research group investigates the role of historical actors, institutions, and laws in making scientific knowledge and social order. We are interested in examining not only political powers and cultural values embedded in technoscientific systems but also the moral order of society shaped by new and emerging ideas. We seek to understand the Anthropocene from this conjoined perspective of science and society in East Asia. We employ comparative perspectives (cross-national) and conceptual tools developed in the history of science, STS, and the history of medicine. The topics of our study include: expertise and lay knowledge, law and science, transparency and openness, ethics and justices, safety and risk, and transnational governance.