LMRG / BCCN Lecture Series: China – The New Science Superpower?

China’s push to become a leading science power is unprecedented in its speed, scope and, arguably, success. Reactions to China’s rise in global science are dichotomous: some anticipate that science made in China may come to dominate global academia while others deem it impossible to achieve scientific leadership under an authoritarian regime. A focus on rankings and statistics alone is apparently not enough to grasp the origins, characteristics, and the possible futures of China as a science superpower.

This monthly lecture series will bring together fresh empirical insights and intriguing theoretical reflections about the development of the science system in the People’s Republic of China and its global integration. Representing a variety of social science perspectives, our guest speakers will explore the evolution of Chinese science policy, interactions of societal norms and values and academia in the PRC, factors that enable or constrain scientific innovation, the global reception of scientific output and investment from China, the securitization of international collaboration, and much more.

 

Format and Participation:

The talks will be held online and recorded with the speaker’s permission.

Please find the registration links below.

 

Organizers

This lecture series is organized by the LMRG, in cooperation with the Berlin Contemporary China Network; see more information about LMRG here.

 

October 19, 2022, 2:00-3:30 pm (CET)

China’s Rise Challenges Notions of the Science-State Relations

Caroline Wagner, The Ohio State University

https://zoom.us/j/99212904798?pwd=ZE9jNXhocVB2Ry85cU9YY3VMNkdiQT09

 

November 16, 2022, 2:00-3:30 pm (CET)

State-Science-Society: Tangled Ties in China’s Plans to Become a Science Superpower

Susan Greenhalgh, Harvard University

https://zoom.us/j/92852832398?pwd=ejUvMW5PRU5FbllMUk10RGxrUkpPdz09

 

December 7, 2022, 2:00-3:30 pm (CET)

Ascent of Chinese Universities in World Rankings – Global Ambitions, Local Governance?

Ma Liang, Renmin University of China 

https://zoom.us/j/95306568300?pwd=WE9kdVp0YUluOVFPdkR2eHlJV2NOUT09

 

January 11, 2023, 2:00-3:30 pm (CET)

Practice as the Criterion of Truth—Ruptures and Continuities of Scientific Knowledge Discourses in 20th Century China

Marc Matten, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

https://zoom.us/j/99516596246?pwd=b0Y3akFwN3FEejRZUTFGZ3ZQNWg2UT09

 

February 8, 2023, 2:00-3:30 pm (CET)

China’s Innovation System: Driving or Translating Global Technological Trends?

Cao Cong, University of Nottingham

https://zoom.us/j/95070450671?pwd=ME03aXhkclBuY1dsMms1a04vN1IzZz09

 

March 15, 2023, 2:00-3:30 pm (CET)

Military-Civil-Fusion and China’s AI Research Strategies

Emily S. Weinstein, Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Georgetown University

https://zoom.us/j/95148903040?pwd=UmNZeUJWMzYxSUw0ZkJMckJFK3V1dz09

 

April 19, 2023, 2:00-3:30 pm (CET)

Roundtable: Global Perspectives on China’s Scientific Rise and Reach

Participants (tbc)

https://zoom.us/j/96109417018?pwd=djZ5cC9uM1dhS2pzRmVwVlhjZkZHdz09

 

May 10, 2023, 2:00-3:30 pm (CET)

Infinite Expanses? China’s Space Science and Technology

Maximilian Mayer, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

https://zoom.us/j/93125029289?pwd=K0s1M1Vsdm1pazBNeTVWRDRwQXZ4UT09

 

June 14, 2023, 2:00-3:30 pm (CET)

Roundtable: The Securitization, Moralization, and Idealization of Academic Cooperation with the PRC

Participants (tbc)

https://zoom.us/j/91890610657?pwd=SVpxbkZWQ3ZrNlhIWHlQSnZXRzR2UT09