China's Scientific Elite

1st Edition

Cong Cao

Routledge
Published September 12, 2012
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415648813 - CAT# Y143512
Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

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Summary

China's Scientific Elite is a study of those scientists holding China's highest academic honour - membership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Having carried out extensive systematic data collection of CAS members Cao examines the social stratification system of the Chinese science community and the way in which politics and political interference has effected the stratification. The book then goes on to compare the Chinese system to the stratification of the US scientific elite. The conclusions are fascinating, not least because one national elite resides in a democratic liberal social system, and the other in an authoritarian social system.

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