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Science and Technology in China

Science and Technology in China
Implications and Lessons for India

First Edition
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September 2013 | 282 pages | SAGE India

Science and Technology in China discusses the changing structural and institutional context of scientific research in China. The new environment of global competition entails that the norms of generation of new knowledge are as important as those for innovation and commercialization. China has been able to achieve this in a largely state-controlled environment, where political will and commitments have played an increasingly important role. India, on the other hand, is still caught in a paradox of too much democracy at all levels of social and economic activity. It needs a big political push and inclusive decentralized approach to realize its well-defined plans and objectives to make its international presence felt.  

The essays focus on China’s nuclear programme, space technology, aviation, aeronautics, IT and industrial development. The contributors conclude that India has to carefully tailor its own military strategy and diplomacy in the Asian region to greater effect with better harnessing and utilization of its strengths in science and technology.  The reforms, policy initiatives and strategies in multiple sectors initiated by China contain crucial lessons and one key message for India—the need to pursue a coordinated and single-minded strategy to achieve its goals.


Maharajakrishna Rasgotra
Science and Technology in China: Implications and Lessons for India: An Overview

V S Ramamurthy
Organization and Structure of Science and Technology in China

V P Kharbanda
China in Space

U R Rao
The Flying Dragon: Is China Set to Emerge as a Global Player in Aeronautics?

Roddam Narasimha
China's Nuclear Programmes: Civil, Military and Scientific

R Rajaraman
IT in China

N Balakrishnan
Science and Technology in the Industrial Development of China: Comparison with and Implications for India

Ashok Parthasarathi
The Growing Science and Technology Gap with China and How India Can Close It

Smita Purushottam

The book is a compilation of authoritative essays on China’s space, nuclear, aeronautics and missile technologies; ICT, steel, electrical power and pharmaceutical industries; higher education, etc....The book is a good reference manual for Science and Technology policy and related initiatives.
U.S.I Journal

The book is unique in many aspects and steers clear of many stereotypes in the scholarship of science and technology in china.... A valuable collection of essays on the developments both for the specialist as well as the policy analyst.

The Book Review

A very welcome is a book that needs to be read not just by our S&T policy developers and administrators, but also civilian industry leaders and gov¬ernment policy makers as also their defence counterparts.

South Asian Economic Journal