‘Small World’ Gets More Publicity

My Chinese new book ‘Small World: Footnotes to Academic Observations’ was listed as one of the top 20 ‘Impactful Books’ in the non-fiction/popular science category (above pic). And that was BEFORE the book promotion event in September. It was also a nice surprise to learn that Tongji University‘s library recommended this non-academic book on their … Continue reading

Talk and Book Launch: Green Politics in China

Clean Air with Chinese Characteristics: Grassroots Environmentalism and Political ReformHow are Chinese people responding to China’s environmental crisis? What do the actions of environmental groups tell us about the prospect for political reform in China?Based on interviews with members of grassroots organisations, media, and the government, this talk will explore how environmental problems are transforming … Continue reading

‘Author Meets Critics’ PACITA conference in Prague

Just got back from Prague, a wonderful city! Here I attended the conference, ‘Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions’, organised by the FP-7 project PACITA. The conference dedicated its ‘Author Meets Critics‘ session to my book ‘ The Cosmopolitanization of Science‘. I was asked to present the book I wrote in 4 years … Continue reading