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Modern Chinese Science

Visiting Chinese Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University will speak on modern Chinese science.

Monday, March 02, 2009
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bunche 10383
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Visiting Chinese Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University will speak on modern Chinese science.

Panelists: 
Dr. ZHANG Li ,research fellow at the Institute for the History of Natural Science (IHNS)  of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.  A leading historian of chemistry in modern China, she is the executive director of the Project on Historical Studies of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the IHNS and author of a recent book on the development of polymer chemistry in modern China as a case of state science.  She is writing a book on the early history of the CAS.

Dr. ZHANG Jiuchen, associate research fellow at the IHNS. A prominent historian of geosciences and natural resources surveys in China at the IHNS, she is author of a recent book on the Chinese Geological Survey during the Republican period. She is currently conducting historical studies on natural resources surveys and environmental studies, including Sino-Soviet collaboration on rubber, in the PRC period.

Dr. BAO Ou , associate professor at the Center for Science, Technology and Society, Tsinghua University, Beijing.  A historian and philosopher of science who specializes in Russian science and philosophy and Sino-Soviet scientific interactions, she is currently studying the roles and experiences of Soviet scientists in Chinese universities, especially at Tsinghua.

Moderator: 
Zuoyue Wang, Hixon-Riggs visiting professor in science, technology, and society at Harvey Mudd College and professor of history at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  His research interests include science and technology policy in China and the US in the twentieth century.  He is currently writing a book on Chinese American scientists as a transnational scientific community.

 


The colloquium is co-sponsored by the UCLA Asia Institute.


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