Recent decades have witnessed a surge of interest among historians of science and STS scholars alike in attempting to clarify a term that they use so commonly in their analyses that they almost take it for granted: popularization of science. As James Secord puts it in his widely cited “Knowledge in Transit” (2004), historians of science have long ignored the fact that science is in every way a communicative activity. That is to say, in order to better figure out what makes science a universal and authoritative form of knowledge, seemingly free of local contexts, scholars should no longer confine themselves to studying those sites where scientists produce their knowledge. Instead, they should turn their attention to examining how science travels from its sites of production to the general public. Against that backdrop, it is not surprising that Charles...
Ershi shiji houbanye Taiwan yanhuaxue pujizhishi de siweiyangshi 20世紀後半葉台灣演化學普及知識的思維樣式 [The Thought Styles in Popular Evolutionary Knowledge in Taiwan in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century]
Kuang-chi Hung received his PhD in the history of science from Harvard University in 2013 and has carried out postdoctoral research at the Smithsonian Institution and Needham Research Institute. He is now assistant professor in the Department of Geography at National Taiwan University. Hung's research concerns the history of evolutionary theory, the history of geography, and the geography of scientific knowledge. Currently he is revising his dissertation, under the title “Finding Patterns in Nature: Asa Gray's Plant Geography and Collecting Networks,” for publication, and initiating a new project tentatively titled “China as a Field,” which deals with the Smithsonian Institution's archaeological expeditions in China during the early twentieth century.
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Kuang-chi Hung; Ershi shiji houbanye Taiwan yanhuaxue pujizhishi de siweiyangshi 20世紀後半葉台灣演化學普及知識的思維樣式 [The Thought Styles in Popular Evolutionary Knowledge in Taiwan in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century]. East Asian Science, Technology and Society 1 September 2017; 11 (3): 459–462. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-4127243
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