The Universal Values of Science and China's Nobel Prize Pursuit

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China does not seem to believe the existence of universally acknowledged values in science and fails to promote the observation of such values that also should be applied to every member of the scientific community and at all times. Or, there is a separation between the practice of science in China and the values represented by modern science. In this context, science, including the pursuit of the Nobel Prize, is more a pragmatic means to achieve the end of the political leadership - the national pride in this case - than an institution laden with values that govern its practices. However, it is the recognition and respect of the latter that could lead to achievement of the former, rather than the other way around.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-160
Number of pages20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • China
  • Nobel Prize
  • Science
  • Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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