Tag - China

Review: China — Science Walks on Two Legs

According to the authors, science in China is not viewed as the exclusive domain of those with highly specialized training, nor is it limited to advancing only profits as opposed to people. Rather, science is represented as "walking on two legs". Her ancient traditional knowledge together with advances made through...

Chapter Reports

When we learned from Richard Levins of Chicago that he was initiating an American Science for Vietnam program we were very excited. We felt this was an opportunity not only to express our opposition to the Indochina War, but also to engage in active support of the people of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Science...

Agriculture in China: An Eyewitness Report

Ten SESPA members visited the People's Republic of China in February and March as guests of the Chinese Scientific and Technical Association. Their four weeks were a very brief introduction to the practice of science under socialism. The possibility of the trip was first discussed in Boston in January, 1972...

Mathematics in China and Vietnam — What Can We Learn? 

Though the phrasing varies, these simple principles are constantly referred to by the Vietnamese and Chinese — not just in explaining to the foreigner but also in conducting their own affairs. Notice there are no slogans "Protect academic freedom" or "let students make the decisions which affect their own lives": the...

Report from the China Collective

People all over the world have been led to confront these questions. China, as a revolutionary socialist society, is one place where concrete solutions are being tested. Seeing what "revolutionary change" actually means to a people can be very important to Americans who only discuss such change theoretically or read...

Biological Science in China

Last May, Arthur Galston and I spent two weeks in the Peoples Republic of China, visiting various scientific establishments, talking with Chinese scientists and seeing the country in general. We obtained visas to visit China at the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, where we had gone to exchange information with North...