BJHS Themes on Science in Modern China and India

List members may be interested in the availability of articles on history of science and technology in modern China and India in a new open access annual publication by the BJHS (British Journal for the History of Science) called BJHS Themes.  Featuring “Science of Giants: China and India in the Twentieth Century,” the initial 2016 issue is guest-edited by Jahnavi Phalkey of King’s College London and Tong Lam of the University of Toronto (the regular BJHS Themes editor is Jon Agar of the University College of London). All the articles are available in downloadable PDFs at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bjhs-themes/volume/1AD2C23EBFE7D....

Table of contents of 2016 BJHS Themes:

Introduction
Science of giants: China and India in the twentieth century
JAHNAVI PHALKEY, TONG LAM

How deep is love? The engagement with India in Joseph Needham’s historiography of China
LEON ANTONIO ROCHA

Negotiating natural history in transitional China and British India
FA-TI FAN, JOHN MATHEW

Accepting difference, seeking common ground: Sino-Indian statistical exchanges 1951-1959
ARUNABH GHOSH

Planning for science and technology in China and India
JAHNAVI PHALKEY, ZUOYUE WANG

Another global history of science: making space for India and China
ASIF SIDDIQI

Green-revolution epistemologies in China and India: technocracy and revolution in the production of scientific knowledge and peasant identity
MADHUMITA SAHA, SIGRID SCHMALZER

Studying the snow leopard: reconceptualizing conservation across the China-India border
MICHAEL LEWIS, E. ELENA SONGSTER

Investigating nature within different discursive and ideological contexts: case studies of Chinese and Indian coal capitals
PIN-HSIEN WU

High-tech utopianism: Chinese and Indian science parks in the neo-liberal turn
DIGANTA DAS, TONG LAM

Speculative Histories: Photo essay
KAVITA PHILIP

The future arrives earlier in Palo Alto (but when it’s high noon there, it’s already tomorrow in Asia): a conversation about writing science fiction and reimagining histories of science and technology
ANNA GREENSPAN, ANIL MENON, KAVITA PHILIP, JEFFREY WASSERSTROM