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  • ISBN: 9780295975054
  • ISBN10: 0295975059

Science and Dissent in Post-Mao China The Politics of Knowledge

by H. Lyman Miller

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/1996
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When in 1989 Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi sought asylum for months in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, later escaping to the West, worldwide attention focused on the plight of liberal intellectuals in China. In Science and Dissent in Post-Mao China H. Lyman Miller examines the scientific community in China and prominent members such as Fang and physicist and historian of science Xu Liangying. Drawing on Chinese academic journals, newspapers, interviews, and correspondence with Chinese scientists, he considers the evolution of China's science policy and its impact on China's scientific community. He illuminates the professional and humanistic values that impelled scientific intellectuals on their course toward open, liberal political dissent.
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