1# LMRG & BCCN Lecture Series 2022/23: China's Rise Challenges Notions of the Science-State Relations
Caroline Wagner (The Ohio State University)
The rapid rise in China’s scientific capacity and strength on the global stage challenges concepts of the science-state relationship. Centuries of close ties between thriving scientific bases and democratic political systems led many to postulate that the two systems are interlinked and interdependent. In the 21st century, China’s science policy has contributed to a robust scientific system in a different type of state model. Theories of the relationships between science and the state, including the roles of science policy, planning, and investment, must be re-examined in light of China’s rapid rise in the world’s science and technology system. This talk will address these challenges and engage alternative hypotheses.