A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China by Christine Yi Lai Luk

By Christine Yi Lai Luk

This publication provides a concise background of biophysics in modern China, from approximately 1949 to 1976. It outlines how a technological know-how strong point 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 e-book relates how, whereas first and foremost such as mobile biologists, the chinese language biophysics neighborhood redirected their disciplinary priorities towards rocket technological know-how within the overdue Nineteen Fifties to deal with the nationwide pursuits of the time. Biophysicists who had labored on organic sounding rockets have been interested in the army area and persisted 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 Nineteen 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 e-book explores and demonstrates the collective achievements and struggles of chinese language biophysicists in construction their medical discipline.

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