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Explorations in Social Systems Engineering

The Life of an Intellectual in China (1925 to the Present)

Authors: Wang, Huijiong

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  • Provides life and history of a Chinese intellectual in the period of the regime of Republic of China and People’s Republic of China in the mandatory planning period and the period of reform and openingProvides guidance the necessary training to be a social system engineer Also provides some development experience of PRC

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This book is more or less a companion volume of the author’s book Introduction to Social Systems Engineering published by Springer in March, 2018. Since social systems engineering is a complex emerging discipline, this book will focus more on the evolution of the concept and the formation process.  This is related to the book Introduction to Social Systems Engineering within the context of the author’s working and study experience of around 33 years in engineering and 36 years in policy research and planning at national and regional level. 

About the authors

Prof. Huijiong Wang had around 33 years of working experience on design, planning and operation of electrical power system (generation, transmission, distribution and utilization) in China. His last position in engineering field was deputy Chief Engineer of Bureau of Electricity. Yunnan Province. He had published a book titled Introduction to Systems Engineering (Chinese Version: two volumes) around 1980s.

He became a senior research fellow of Chinese Academy of Social Science through open explanation in 1980. He had been short term consultant of UNIDO in 1981. Later, he was transferred  to the newly established Techno-Economic Research Center (Later on, emerged into Development Research Center) of the State Council and became one of the leading group. He had been one of the leaders of several large domestic and international projects, such as Comprehensive Planning of ShanXi Heavy Chemical and Energy basis 1980-2000, China by the Year 2000 (National First Class S&T Progress Award 1988.7), Industrial Restructuring and Industrial Policies (A joint research project with the World Book), Integrated Study of China’s Development and Reform (A grant from UNDP around 3 million U.S.D. from 1988-1993) . He became Vice President of Academic Committee of DRC since 1990s. He had also been local consultants of the World Bank, ADB, ESCAP, OECD etc.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Childhood, Adolescence and My Family (1925–1943)

    Pages 1-21

    Wang, Huijiong

  • Life and Learning as a University Student and an Apprentice Engineer (1943–1951)

    Pages 23-48

    Wang, Huijiong

  • Works and Life in Engineering Design at Shanghai and Yunnan Province (1951–1969)

    Pages 49-83

    Wang, Huijiong

  • Work, Learning, Life and Publication During the Period in the Bureau of Electricity Yunnan Province (BEYP) (1970–1980)

    Pages 85-119

    Wang, Huijiong

  • Period of Transition from Engineering to Social Science (1980–1983)

    Pages 121-169

    Wang, Huijiong

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3390-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-15-3389-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Explorations in Social Systems Engineering
Book Subtitle
The Life of an Intellectual in China (1925 to the Present)
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3390-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3390-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3389-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 373
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour
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