Class Notes (838,385)
Canada (510,871)
EAS396H1 (14)
Lecture 1

EAS396H1 Lecture 1: EAS396 Lecture 1

2 Pages
Unlock Document

East Asian Studies
Wen- Ching Sung

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
More Less

Related notes for EAS396H1

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.