Chinese science and the 'Nobel Prize complex'

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China's scientists have so far failed to win a Nobel Prize. Political interference, certain aspects of cultural heritage, and a problematic value system have arguably been major contributing factors. This essay examines the ways in which these factors have operated, and discusses why there is a growing 'Nobel Prize mania' in China today.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-172
Number of pages22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (all)


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