Biology and Revolution in Twentieth-Century China (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives)

Biology and Revolution in Twentieth-Century China (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives)

By: Laurence A. Schneider (author)Paperback

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Using the field of genetics as a case study, this book follows the troubled development of modern natural science in China from the 1920s, through Mao's China, to the present post-socialist era. Through detailed portraits of key scientists and institutions, basic dilemmas are explored: how to control nature with science, how to gain independence from foreign-controlled science, how to get scientists out from under control of ideology and the state. Using the field of genetics as a case study, this book follows the troubled development of modern natural science in China from the 1920s, through Mao's China, to the present post-socialist era. Through detailed portraits of key scientists and institutions, basic dilemmas are explored: how to control nature with science, how to gain independence from foreign-controlled science, how to get scientists out from under control of ideology and the state.

About Author

Laurence Schneider is professor emeritus of Chinese history at Washington University in St. Louis.

Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Controlling Nature, Science, and Scientists Part 2 Part I: The Republican Era, 1911-1949 Chapter 3 Prologue: Independence through Dependence Chapter 4 Chapter 1: Biology at National Central, the Model University Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Genetics at Yanjing and Nanjing Universities Chapter 6 Chapter 3: War, Revolution, and Science Part 7 Part II: Mao's China, 1949-1976 Chapter 8 Chapter 4: Learning from the Soviet Union: Lysenkoism and the Suppression of Genetics Chapter 9 Chapter 5: Lysenkoism as Official Party Doctrine Chapter 10 Chapter 6: The Double Hundred Policy and the Restoration of Genetics Chapter 11 Chapter 7: One Step Forward, Two Back: Genetics from the Double Hundred through the Cultural Revolution Part 12 Part III: Deng's China, 1976-2000 Chapter 13 Chapter 8: Science Reforms and the Recovery of Genetics Chapter 14 Chapter 9: Biotechnology Becomes a Developmental Priority Chapter 15 Conclusion: Biology-with Chinese Characteristics

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742553064
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780742553064
  • weight: 467
  • ISBN10: 074255306X

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