New PDF release: A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China

By Christine Yi Lai Luk

ISBN-10: 3319180924

ISBN-13: 9783319180922

This e-book offers a concise background of biophysics in modern China, from approximately 1949 to 1976. It outlines how a technological know-how area of expertise developed from an ambiguous and amorphous box right into a fully-fledged educational self-discipline within the socio-institutional contexts of up to date China. The ebook relates how, whereas in the beginning inclusive of mobilephone biologists, the chinese language biophysics group redirected their disciplinary priorities towards rocket technological know-how within the past due Fifties to house the nationwide pursuits of the time. Biophysicists who had labored on organic sounding rockets have been interested in the army quarter and persevered to give a contribution to human spaceflight in post-Mao China. along with the rocket-and-space missions which supplied the cloth context for biophysics to extend within the past due Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties, chinese language biophysicists additionally created examine and academic courses surrounding biophysics through exploiting the institutional possibilities afforded by means of the coverage emphasis on science's position to force modernization. The publication explores and demonstrates the collective achievements and struggles of chinese language biophysicists in development their medical discipline.

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