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Bioethics and Biosecurity Education in China: Rise of a Scientific Superpower (Chapter 6)

Barr, Michael and Zhang, Joy Yueyue (2010) Bioethics and Biosecurity Education in China: Rise of a Scientific Superpower (Chapter 6). In: Rappert, Brian, ed. Education and Ethics in the Life Sciences. ANU Press, Australian National University, pp. 115-129. ISBN 978-1-921666-38-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36062)

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Abstract

This chapter explores ethics, education and the life sciences in China. It is based on work conducted by the authors in two separate but complimentary projects. 1 Barr’s observations derive from interviews and discussions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou with life scientists and policymakers in infectious-disease hospitals, university-research labs, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Ministry of Health. Zhang’s study focused on China’s governance of stem-cell research and involved interviews with scientists, ethicists and policymakers at more than 25 sites across China. Below, we set the context by describing the role of science in China’s quest to become a leading power and then consider the place of bioethics within China. We follow this with a discussion of three key areas that have impacted our work and describe some of the lessons we have taken from our experience for future research on bioethics education and biosecurity in China. We conclude with a set of suggestions about what can be done to further biosecurity awareness within China.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 11:58 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36062 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Zhang, Joy Yueyue: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0384-8376
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