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Biology and Revolution in Twentieth-Century China

Biology and Revolution in Twentieth-Century China (Hardback)

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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.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesGenetics non-medical Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 10/09/2003 ISBN-13: 9780742526969  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Laurence Schneider is professor emeritus of Chinese history at Washington University in St. Louis.

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