#4: LMRG & BCCN Lecture Series 2022/23: Practice as the Criterion of Truth—Ruptures and Continuities of Scientific Knowledge Discourses in 20th Century China
The Lise Meitner Research Group invites you to the fourth lecture in the BCCN Online Lecture Series 2022/23 "China – The New Science Superpower?"
Practices as the Criterion of Truth: Ruptures and Continuities of Scientific Knowledge Discourses in 20th Century
Marc Matten, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnber
By looking at the formation of the public discourse of science and technology in the Mao-era this talk will highlight how the empowerment of workers and farmers in socialist China helped to shape a distinct vision of science and technology that was supposed to realize the goal of fast modernization with limited financial, human, and material resources. The strategy of the Communist Party-state to accommodate Western and local, "modern" and "traditional" knowledges in the fields of agricultural mechanization, steel production, and Chinese veterinary medicine brought forth new technologies. They were a result of the continuity of scientific thinking across the historical divides of 1949 and 1978.
Read more here: https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/event/practice-criterion-truth-ruptures-and-continuities-scientific-knowledge-discourses-20th
Register for the event here: https://zoom.us/j/99516596246?pwd=b0Y3akFwN3FEejRZUTFGZ3ZQNWg2UT09