Science Social 01: "China on the Rise"

"China on the Rise" in the Global System of Science with Anna L. AhlersScience Social podcast logo

China is well on its way to becoming a global leader in science. The country has become the world's largest producer of scientific articles, pours a staggering amount of money into funding research, and is home to scientists whose groundbreaking and sometimes controversial findings increasingly make international news.

If science needs freedom to thrive, how is this rise possible where a political system limits rights and controls information on a wide scale? How does science interact with societal values and ethical principles? And what does China's rise in science mean globally? Political sociologist and sinologist Anna L. Ahlers answers some burning questions on China's stunning ascent in this inaugural episode of the "Science Social" podcast series.



Produced by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; Theme song by Podington Bear, CC NY-NC 3.0