Science and Technology in Contemporary China: Interrogating Policies and Progress

Science and Technology in Contemporary China: Interrogating Policies and Progress

by Varaprasad S. Dolla


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107080379
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2015
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Varaprasad S. Dolla is Associate Professor in Chinese studies at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. His research interests include science and technology, innovation, unification and domestic politics in China. Currently he teaches graduate courses on Chinese history and science and technology. He was an ASIA (Asian Studies in Asia) Fellow at Peking University, Beijing, in 2004. A recipient of Nehru Memorial and University Grant Commission Scholarships, he has presented papers at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and the Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS) in Beijing. He has published research articles in national and international journals including the Journal of International Affairs, the Journal of Science and Technology Policy of China, International Studies and China Report. He is one of the contributors in the Foundation Imprint title: The Rise of China: Implications for India.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements, Abbreviations; Part I. Macro and Micro Policy Dimensions: 1. Introduction: a critique on contemporary Science and Technology policy and progress; 2. Science and technology in contemporary China: the changing contours; Part II. Historical Antecedents: 3. Science and Technology policy and progress in Chinese history: from firm foundations to technological inertia to potential technological power; Part III. Science and Technology Policy and Progress in Contemporary China: 4. Science and Technology organizational structure: convergence of rigidity and flexibility; 5. Research system: contestation between top-down and bottom-up approaches; 6. Technology acquisition and its impact on economy, society and polity; Part IV. Conclusion: 7. Science and Technology in contemporary China: a perspective from the periphery; Select bibliography; Index.

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