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EAS396H1 Lecture 6: 6 Mass Science
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Department
East Asian Studies
Course
EAS396H1
Professor
Wen- Ching Sung
Semester
Fall

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find more resources at oneclass.com 6 Mass Science Monday,  September  12, 2016 12:55  PM Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern China Mass science Part I what is mass science? What are the approach? ‐Scimaizer,  Sigrid.  ‐engaging with both  positive and negative perspectives of  Maoist science ‐think critically about this history and be critical about our  own assumptions ‐Definition  of mass science : ‐science should be  by the people and for the people ‐Mao insisted science  "walks on two legs" one was the  masses and other  experts or specialists ‐experts and the people need to work together ‐anti‐elitism:  call for mass participation and mass  mobilization in science : for everyone ‐science must serve the people and science has to be  practical, empirical and utilitarian ‐science needs to combine both i ndigenous and western  science . ‐examples:  earthquake monitoring and barefoot  doctors Evaluations of mass science : ‐Maoist mass science challenges  the  Western idea of science  and technology , which is  detached, objective, rational,  impersonal, apolitical, governed by rules, and run by  experts. ‐"Chinese Model ": in 1970s,  Western accounts  of socialist  Chinese science were dominantly  positive and enthusiastic ‐after 1970s,  western views of Maoist science turned to be  negative *two extreme views on western More than  ten major earthquakes (magnitude  7 or above) took  place during the Cultural Revolution find more resources at oneclass.com find more resources at oneclass.com place during the Cultural Revolution ‐1966 Xingtai earthquake ‐1976 Tangshan earthquake Part II approach 1: users ‐1st Reading  Thomas Mullaney: Chinese typ
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