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DNA sculpture at China Science & Technology Museum, Beijing. Source: by Mitch Altman (via Flickr.com, CC-Lizenz (CC-BY-SA 2.0)), 2011.

Lise Meitner Research Group

China in the Global System of Science

The Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” explores social structures of science and scholarship in contemporary China and the relationships between societal norms and values, the political regime, and the country’s ambition to become a constitutive and dominating part of world science. Researchers combine methods from the social sciences, area studies, and other disciplines to investigate China’s science policy and governance, the development of scientific disciplines and epistemic communities, public communication of science and institutional features of international academic cooperation. In a general and comparative perspective, the group’s work contributes to scholarship on the dynamics of global structures of scientific knowledge production and their local varieties.

Projects

Science and Political Regimes
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Popular Science Representations of AI Research
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The Evolution of Social Sciences in China
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Publications

Observations: Short Papers on Science & Society in China & the World

Events

Experimenting with Socio-Material Relations: Rural Meteorological Services and its Integration into Agricultural Practices in China

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CANCELED: Four Elements vs. Five Phases: Jesuit Influences in the Chinese Scientific and Philosophical Discourse

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Competing Economic Paradigms? Evolution of Chinese Economic Thought and Theories since China's Reform and Opening-up

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News & Press

Visiting Scholar Erik Baark in ThinkChina on China and COP28

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Anna Ahlers appointed to DFG-Leopoldina "Joint Committee on the Handling of Security-Relevant Research" 

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Research Group Leader Anna Ahlers interviewed by MIT Technology Review on the rise of China in science

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