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#4: LMRG & BCCN Lecture Series 2022/23: Practice as the Criterion of Truth—Ruptures and Continuities of Scientific Knowledge Discourses in 20th Century China

11.01.2023 | 14:00 - 15:30


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