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Can Science and Technology Save China?

Susan Greenhalgh and Li Zhang


This book assesses the intimate connections between science and society in China, offering an in-depth look at how an array of sciences and technologies are being made, how they are interfacing with society, and with what effects. Focusing on critical domains of daily life, the chapters explore how scientists, technicians, surgeons, therapists, and other experts create practical knowledges and innovations, as well as how ordinary people take them up as they pursue the good life. The book offers a rare, up-close view of the politics of Chinese science-making, showing how everyday logics, practi ... More

Keywords: Chinese science, Chinese society, contemporary China, Chinese medicine, Chinese technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501747021
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501747021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Greenhalgh, editor
Harvard University

Li Zhang, editor