Can Science and Technology Save China?


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Introduction: Governing through Science: The Anthropology of Science and Technology in Contemporary China, by Susan Greenhalgh
1. Numbers and the Assembling of a Community Mental Health Infrastructure in Postsocialist China, by Zhiying Ma
2. Embracing Psychological Science for the "Good Life"?, by Li Zhang
3. Negotiating Evidence and Efficacy in Experimental Medicine, by Priscilla Song
4. Divergent Trust and Dissonant Truths in Public Health Science, by Katherine A. Mason
5. China's Eco-Dream and the Making of Invisibilities in Rural-Environmental Research, by Elizabeth Lord
6. The Good Scientist and the Good Multinational: Managing the Ethics of Industry-Funded Science, by Susan Greenhalgh
7. The Black Soldier Fly: An Indigenous Innovation for Waste Management in Guangzhou, by Amy Zhang
8. Unmasking a Gendered Materialism: Air Filtration, Cigarettes, and Domestic Discord in Urban China, by Matthew Kohrman
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About the Author

Susan Greenhalgh is the John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Research Professor of Chinese Society in the department of Anthropology at Harvard University.

Li Zhang is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California-Davis.


"Some of the topics are incredibly original and demonstrate the vitality of this emerging field. This edited volume is a very important contribution to studies of China's science and technology." -- Mei Zhan, University of California, Irvine
"It not only will fill in the gap in the literature but also is a very unique scholarship that examines the science question-the role of science in the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation or the fulfillment of China dream-at the center of the study of contemporary Chinese society." -- Cong Cao, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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