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Title Mr. Science and Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution : Science and Technology in Modern China / edited by Chunjuan Nancy Wei and Darryl E. Brock.

Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (423 pages)
Contents MR. SCIENCE AND CHAIRMAN MAO'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; PART I INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 Introduction: Reassessing the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution; Chapter 2 The People's Landscape: Mr. Science and the Mass Line; PART II SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION; Chapter 3 Science Imperiled: Intellectuals and the Cultural Revolution; Chapter 4 Screening the Maoist Mr. Science:Breaking with Old Ideas and Constructing the Post-Capitalist University; PART III SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES AND THECULTURAL REVOLUTION.
Chapter 5 Dialectics of Numbers:Marxism, Maoism, and the Calculus of InfinitesimalsChapter 6 Ideology and Cosmology: Maoist Discussion on Physics and the Cultural Revolution; Chapter 7 Space for the People: China's Aerospace Industry and the Cultural Revolution; Chapter 8 Barefoot Doctors: The Legacy of Chairman Mao's Healthcare; Chapter 9 Rural Agriculture: Scientific and Technological Development during the Cultural Revolution; PART IV THE POST-MAO SPRINGTIME FOR SCIENCE; Chapter 10 Missile Science, Population Science: The Origins of China's One-Child Policy.
Chapter 11 Worker Innovation: Did Maoist Promotion Contribute to China's Present Technological and Economic Success?Chapter 12 On the Appropriate Use of Rose-Colored Glasses: Reflections on Science in Socialist China; Selected Bibliography; Index; Contributors.
Summary Despite the verdict of the Cultural Revolution as a disaster for China, a number of scholars have called for re-examining socialist science under Mao's aegis. Western observers once found much to admire in Chairman Mao's mass science, with its origins in the May Fourth era. This collection represents diverse viewpoints on social and scientific enterprises of that era, probing medicine, the space program and even the one-child policy as direct outcomes of earlier Maoist science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Cultural Revolution (China : 1966-1976)
Science -- Social aspects -- China.
Technology -- Social aspects -- China.
Communism and science -- China.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
Chronological Term 1966-1976
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brock, Darryl E.
Cao, Cong.
Cheng, Yinghong.
Greenhalgh, Susan.
Han, Dongping.
Mikita, Michael A.
Schmalzer, Sigrid.
Solomone, Stacey.
Volti, Rudi.
Wei, Chunjuan Nancy.
Xu, Yibao.
Other Form: Print version: Wei, Chunjuan Nancy. Mr. Science and Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution : Science and Technology in Modern China. Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2012 9780739149744
ISBN 9780739149751
9781299055803 (MyiLibrary)
129905580X (MyiLibrary)