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The Resource A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China

A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China

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A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China
Title
A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China
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eng
Summary
This book gives a concise history of biophysics in contemporary China, from about 1949 to 1976. It outlines how a science specialty evolved from an ambiguous and amorphous field into a fully-fledged academic discipline in the socio-institutional contexts of contemporary China. The book relates how, while initially consisting of cell biologists, the Chinese biophysics community redirected their disciplinary priorities toward rocket science in the late 1950s to accommodate the national interests of the time. Biophysicists who had worked on biological sounding rockets were drawn to the military sector and continued to contribute to human spaceflight in post-Mao China. Besides the rocket-and-space missions which provided the material context for biophysics to expand in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Chinese biophysicists also created research and educational programs surrounding biophysics by exploiting the institutional opportunities afforded by the policy emphasis on science's role to drive modernization. The book explores and demonstrates the collective achievements and struggles of Chinese biophysicists in building their scientific discipline
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SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China
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A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China
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Contents
Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Prologue -- About the Author -- 1 Introduction: Biophysics in Contemporary China -- Abstract -- 1.1 The Father of Biophysics in China -- 1.2 The Institutional Infrastructure of Biophysics -- 1.3 Building Biophysics Through Launching Sounding Rockets -- 1.4 Overview -- References -- 2 The Father of Biophysics in China -- Abstract -- 2.1 Bei Shizhang: the Early Years -- 2.2 Wilhelm Harms -- 2.3 Harms and the Nazis -- 2.4 Bei Shizhang and His Theory of Cell Reformation -- 2.5 Bei Shizhang, O.B. Lepeshinskaya, and the Controversy of Cell Theory -- 2.6 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 3 The Institutional Infrastructure of Biophysics -- Abstract -- 3.1 The Research Establishment of Biophysics in the PRC -- 3.2 The Educational System of Biophysics -- 3.3 Bei Shizhang and the First US-China Biophysics Contact -- 3.4 A Biophysical Journal: Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics -- 3.5 The Biophysical Society of China -- 3.6 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 4 Building Biophysics Through Launching Sounding Rockets -- Abstract -- 4.1 Mission 581 and T̀̀wo Bombs, One Star'' -- 4.2 Contextualizing T̀̀wo Bombs, One Star'' -- 4.3 Comparative Politics of Civilian-Military Alliance in Space Missions -- 4.4 Historical Context of Chinese Political Culture -- 4.5 Biophysics and Mission 581 -- 4.6 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 5 Conclusion: A Discipline Defined by Doing -- Abstract -- Index
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