‘International Symposium on the History of Science Diplomacy in 20th Century China’ Programme

‘International Symposium on the History of Science Diplomacy in 20th Century China’ Programme

Co-Sponsored by STAND and Peking University Department of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

19 and 20 March 2022
PKU Zhongguanyuan Global Village and Online

Day 1 (Saturday, 19 March)

8:00-8:30 Opening Ceremony

Moderator: ZHANG Li / 张藜 (Professor, Peking University)

Welcome Address 

Dr. Simone Turchetti (President, DHST Commission on Science, Technology and Diplomacy)

Professor HAN Qide / 韩启德 (Founder Director, Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Peking University)

8:30-11:00 S01 Bilateral Exchanges between China and US

Moderator: CHEN Hao/ 陈昊(Associate Professor, Peking University)

ZHANG Jing/ 张静 (Associate Professor, Department of History, Peking University), ‘The China-U.S. Science and Technology Exchanges from 1971 to 1978: The Origin, Practice, and Narration 中美民间科技交流的缘起、实践与叙事 (1971-1978)’

ZHOU Rongrong/ 周融荣 (Research Associate, School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University),
‘A Study on the Achievements of Science and Technology Diplomacy and Related Cultural Impacts on the Construction of BEPC 关于北京正负电子对撞机建设的科技外交成果与相关文化影响研究’

WEN Heng/ 文恒 (Research Associate, Institute for History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences),
‘Paving the Way for Cultural Diplomacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy’s “Cultural Exchanges” with Chinese Intellectuals, 1910s–1930s 文化外交“前史”:1910 – 1930 年代洛克菲勒慈善事业与中国知识人士的往来’

HAN Fei / 韩飞 (Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University), ‘Three Changes in the Attitude of American Federal Government to Chinese Acupuncture (1972-2020) 美国联邦政府对中国针灸态度的三次转变 (1972-2020)’

SU Jingjing/ 苏静静 (Associate Professor, School of Health Humanities, Peking University), Vaccine Diplomacy with/in China’s Polio Elimination in Cold War 冷战语境下中国的脊髓灰质炎疫苗外交’

WANG Huibin/ 王慧斌(Research Associate, Institute of Contemporary China Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences),
‘In the Name of Scientists: Diplomacy of Chinese Scientific Societies, 1949–1956 以科学家的名义:新中国成立初期科学团体的对外交往 (1949-1955)’

14:00-15:20 S02 Rethinking Science Diplomacy

Moderator: YIN Xiaodong/ 尹晓冬 (Professor, Capital Normal University)

LI Zheng/ 李政 (Associate Researcher, National Academy of Innovation Strategy, Chinese Association for Science and Technology)
CUI Fujuan/ 崔馥娟 (Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Affairs Service of China Centre for International Science and Technology Exchange)
WANG Zining/ 王梓宁(Project Assistant, Office of Foreign Affairs Service of China Centre for International Science and Technology Exchange),
‘A Discussion on Practices and Characteristics of Science and Technology Diplomacy in 20th Century China 论20 世纪中国科技外交的实践与特点’

LIU Xiao/ 刘晓 (Professor, School of Humanities, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences),
‘Needham’s Experience in China and the Creation of Scientific Section in UNESCO 李约瑟在华经历与联合国教科文组织科学部的设立’

LI Xin/ 李昕 (Deputy Director General, Department of Foreign Expert Services, Ministry of Science and Technology),
‘Science Diplomacy in China: a Brief History 中国的科技外交:简史’

15:20-15:40 Tea Break

15:40-17:20 S03 Technology and Socialism

Moderator: ZHANG Jing/ 张静(Associate Professor, Peking University)

Mark Baker (Lecturer in Chinese History, University of Lincoln), ‘Technology and Logistics in Soviet Support for China, 1937-1941, 苏联对华援助中的技术与物流 (1937-1941)’

PAN Longfei/ 潘龙飞 (Lecturer, School of Health Humanities, Peking University), ‘China’s Assistance to Cuba’s Automobile Industry 中国对古巴汽车工业的援助’

ZHANG Li/ 张藜 (Professor, Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Peking University),
‘Supporting Science, Exporting Revolution: The Cuban Soil Institute and the Chinese Academy of Science 1960-1969 科技援助与革命输出:以中科院援建古巴土壤研究所为例 (1960-1969)’

SONG Chao/ 宋超(Professor, Research Institute for History of Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology), ‘A Comparative Study of Sino-Soviet and Sino-Vietnam Diplomacy on Science and Technology 1949-1978 中苏与中越科技外交比较研究 (1949-1978)’

17:30-18:10 Roundtable 01: ‘States, Regions, and Globality: The Potentials and Limitations of Scale in the Study of Science Diplomacy 国家、地区与全球性:科技外交研究范围的潜力与局限

Moderator: Aya Homei (Lecturer, University of Manchester)
Co-Host: ZHANG Meng/ 张蒙(Assistant Professor, Peking University)

Panel: Matthew Adamson (McDaniel College – Budapest), Gordon Barrett (University of Oxford), Doubravka Olšáková (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), Simone Turchetti, Waqar Zaidi (Lahore University of Management Sciences)

Day 2 (Sunday, 20 March)

8:00-9:00 Roundtable 02: ‘China and Science Diplomacy in the Long Twentieth-century 中国与20 世纪的科技外交’

Moderator: Gordon Barrett (Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford)
Co-Host: CHEN Hao / 陈昊 (Associate Professor, Peking University)

Panel: J. Megan Greene (University of Kansas), Aya Homei (University of Manchester), Jaehwan Hyun (Pusan National University), Yi-Tang LIN (University of Geneva & Fairbank Center, Harvard), Zuoyue Wang (CalPoly Pomona)

9:00-11:30 Graduate Forum

9:00-10:05 G01 Hybridity, Localization and Decentering Western Science

Moderator: ZHANG Meng / 张蒙 (Assistant Professor, Peking University)

WANG Yang/ 汪炀 (Ph.D candidate, Department of History, Fudan University),
‘Hy-building (hybrid building/hygienic building): the Construction of Peking Union Medical College (1916-1921) 体认:北京协和医学院的营建 (1916—1921)’

GAO Xudong/ 高旭东 (Ph.D candidate, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University),
‘Localization of Sanitary Engineering in China: Tao Baokai’s Report on Far East Rural Health Conference in 1937 卫生工程在中国的本土化:陶葆楷与1937 年远东农村卫生会议的中国报告’

QIN Shucheng/ 覃树成 (Ph.D candidate, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Peking University),
‘Transnational Science in China: A Case of Cancer Chemotherapy 跨国家科学视角下的中国癌症化疗简史’

10:05-10:25 Tea Break

10:25-11:30 G02 Origins of Chinese Science Diplomacy

Moderator: Daniele Macuglia (Assistant Professor, Peking University)

ZHANG Qian/ 张骞 (master’s student, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology), ‘Zhou Enlai’s Leadership and Foundation for PRC’ Science Diplomacy 周恩来对新中国科技外交的领导与奠基’

WANG Xiaoxuan/ 王晓萱 (Ph.D candidate, School of Humanities, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences),
‘China and the 1972 The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment Revisited: International Background and Motivation for Participation 中国与1972 年联合国人类环境会议的再回顾:国际背景与参会动机’

LIU Zhaoyang/ 刘兆阳 (Ph.D candidate, Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Peking University),
‘The Historical Reflection in the Science Diplomacy-based on the ‘Philosophy and History’ Group at the 1964 Peking Science Symposium, 共和国科技外交的一次特殊实践——以1964 年北京科学讨论会“哲学历史”部分为中心’

14:00-15:05 G03 Bridging the Global South and Global North

Moderator: SU Jingjing / 苏静静(Associate Professor, Peking University)

WU Bohao/ 吴博皓 (Ph.D candidate, Department of History, Harvard University),
‘In the Name of Asian Solidarity: the Sino-Japanese Competition for Economic Diplomacy in Southeast Asia, 1950-1959 冷战下的中日科技外交竞争——以五十年代的东南亚为中心’

LIANG Yue/ 梁玥 (Ph.D candidateState University of New York (SUNY) – Binghamton),
‘The Inauguration of China’s Health Diplomacy: Hubei Medical Experience and Chinese First Medical Team in Algeria, 1963-1965 中国卫生外交的开端:湖北医疗经验与中国驻阿尔及利亚第一医疗队 (1963-1965)’

PENG Hua/ 彭华 (master’s student, School of Humanities, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences),
‘Science and Technology, Diplomacy and Politics: a Delegation of Chinese Scientists Visiting the United States in 1972 科技、外交与政治:1972 年中国科学家代表团访美研究’

15:05-15:20 Tea Break

15:20-17:20 S04 Channeling Foreign Resources

Moderator: John Alekna (Assistant Professor, Peking University)

TIAN Yan/ 田妍 (Research Assistant, Japan Institute, Nankai University),
‘Viewing the Diplomacy in Medicine in the Late Qing Dynasty from the Investigation of the Plague in Northeast China by Kitasato Shibasaburo 从北里柴三郎的东北鼠疫调查看清末医学中的外交’

ZHANG Meng/ 张蒙 (Assistant Professor, Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Peking University),
‘Legitimating Indigenous Medicine: How Colonial Korea Informed the Medical Policy of Modern China 合法化本土医学:殖民地朝鲜如何影响了民国的医学政策’

WANG Mo/ 王默 (Research Assistant, Institute of East Asian Studies, Leipzig University), ‘A Study of the Academic Genealogy of Chinese Explosion Mechanics Scientists Educated in the United States -with Ding Jing as the Center, 留美中国爆炸力学家学术谱系研究——以丁儆为中心’

YIN Xiaodong/ 尹晓冬 (Professor, Department of Physics, Capital Normal University),
‘On the Road to Copenhagen: Exchange of Science and Technology between China and Denmark during the 1950s and 1970s 通往哥本哈根之路:20 世纪50-70 年代中丹科技交流’

CAO Qi/ 曹琪 (Postdoc, Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Peking University),
‘An Information Channel under Technological Blockade: Scientific and Technological Information Work in the Early Days of the People’s Republic of China (1956-1966) 技术封锁之下的信息孔道——建国初期的科技信息情报工作(1956-1966)’

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