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Lecture 1

EAS396H1 Lecture 1: EAS396 Lecture 1

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East Asian Studies
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Wen- Ching Sung

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EAS396: Lecture 1 Science and Technology in modern China is also a rising field • Two common questions o Needham question o Ethnical question for current science in China • Science and Technology is powerful in life-making and nation-making in China and other countries • One child policy: is it only political or is there statistic/science in it? • Many Chinese policies like one child policy has scientific reasoning to back up the policy • it’s the state that decides on the policy makers o came to a conclusion that there’s 50 ethnicities in China • Science and Technology is a way that China connects with the world • Modern vs. tradition o we tend to think there’s a dualist distinction between them o Bruno Latour’s book: We have never been modern ▪ tries to articulate the distinction of modernity is reality is more complex than we can imagine o Science, technology and medicine  science as truth and ideology ▪ science is not always truth ▪ science is ideology because we can say there’s a difference between men and women and this kind of difference in gender are influence by our cultural understand and presumption of culture • What does
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