By Christine Yi Lai Luk

This booklet offers a concise historical past of biophysics in modern China, from approximately 1949 to 1976. It outlines how a technological know-how area of expertise developed from an ambiguous and amorphous box right into a fully-fledged educational self-discipline within the socio-institutional contexts of up to date China. The booklet relates how, whereas in the beginning which includes cellphone biologists, the chinese language biophysics neighborhood redirected their disciplinary priorities towards rocket technology within the overdue Nineteen Fifties to deal with the nationwide pursuits of the time. Biophysicists who had labored on organic sounding rockets have been interested in the army quarter and persevered to give a contribution to human spaceflight in post-Mao China. along with the rocket-and-space missions which supplied the cloth context for biophysics to extend within the past due Fifties and early Sixties, chinese language biophysicists additionally created study and academic courses surrounding biophysics by means of exploiting the institutional possibilities afforded through the coverage emphasis on science's position to force modernization. The ebook explores and demonstrates the collective achievements and struggles of chinese language biophysicists in development their clinical discipline.

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