Communication and Popularization of Science and Technology in China

Authors: Ren, Fujun, Zhai, Jiequan

  • This first volume comprehensively covers advances in science and technology communication and popularization practice and research (STCP) in China
  • This book provides an overview of STCP resource and capacity building, science popularization policies, practitioner development, infrastructure construction, and the development of the science popularization industry in China
  • It reviews the design, organization, monitoring and evaluation of STCP programs in China. A must-have reference book for researchers, students and all with an interest in science communication and the philosophy of science
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This book aims to be a reference for researchers studying the promotion of scientific literacy in China, as well as a guide for those interested in promoting scientific awareness. It covers advances in science and technology, communication and popularization practice, and research (STCP) both in China and abroad. Theoretical issues are discussed, and important problems in promoting scientific and technological awareness are identified (e.g.: basic principles, structures, channels of communication and current needs) This bookprovides a summary of the advances in STCP in China in recent years (especially after the issuing of the “National Scientific Literacy Outline”) including STCP resource and capacity building, science popularization policies, practitioner development, infrastructure construction, and the development of the science popularization industry as a whole. At the same time, this book also reviews thedesign, organization, monitoring and evaluation of science and technology communication and popularization programs. It also highlights current STCP trends and developments in China and calls for a greater emphasis to be placed on research into promoting scientific literacy. It is hoped that this book will be useful to readers both in China and abroad by familiarizing them with the history and theory of STCP as well as its development over time. The 1st chapter briefly reviews the history of STCP. The 2nd through 5th chapters discuss the conceptual framework, basic structure, methods of communication, and current STCP needs. The 6th chapter introduces the principle content of programs aimed at improving Chinese citizens’ scientific literacy, while the 7th and 8th chapters analyze the resources, capacities and conditions that have been developed for STCP in China. The 9th chapter investigates the organization, monitoring and evaluation of science popularization practices, and the final chapter summarizes important STCP topics and trends in contemporary China.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • History of Science & Technology Communication & Popularization

    Ren, Fujun (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Concepts and Perspectives of Science Communication and Popularization

    Ren, Fujun (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • The Fundamental Structure of Science and Technology Communication and Popularization

    Ren, Fujun (et al.)

    Pages 55-84

  • Essential Channels for the Communication and Popularization of Science and Technology

    Ren, Fujun (et al.)

    Pages 85-126

  • Contemporary Demands for Science and Technology Communication and Popularization

    Ren, Fujun (et al.)

    Pages 127-158

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39560-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51374-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communication and Popularization of Science and Technology in China
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
China Science and Technology Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39561-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39561-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39560-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51374-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 361
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
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