Learn to understand modern China from an understudied yet important perspective: the development of science and technology since the establishment of People’s Republic in 1949. Science and technology have played crucial parts in China’s political, economical, social, and cultural transformations. Drawing from anthropological, social, and historical studies of science, we examine, among other topics, science and nation-building, biopolitics, technocracy, and scientists’ self-fashioning at the junction of Communist reign and global capitalism. Students also learn key concepts of science studies.
Society and its Institutions (3)