Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Post-modern Korean?

Korean non-fiction tends to be written from a very modernist perspective. Even social science theories, I've been reading a lot of Korean political science books lately, tend to employ theories in a very Popper-esque scientific fashion. Post-modern, anthropological, or STS critiques of such methods haven't had much impact it seems. However that might be slowly changing. A relatively new academic journal, East Asian Science, Technology, and Society, has since its inception in 2007 been publishing a series of interesting articles that examine how scientific knowledge, both natural and social, has been understood and used in Asia particularly in the last 50 to 100 years. Its definitely worth a browse.
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