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Title: Long-term influences of interventions in the normal development of science: China and the Cultural Revolution
Authors: Jin, B.
LI, Ling
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 55(6). p. 544-550
Abstract: Intellectual and technological talents and skills are the driving force for scientific and industrial development, especially in our times characterized by a knowledge-based economy. Major events in society and related political decisions, however, can have a long-term effect on a country's scientific well-being. Although the Cultural Revolution took place from 1966 to 1976, its aftermath can still be felt. This is shown by this study of the production and productivity of Chinese scientists as a function of their age. Based on the 1995-2000 data from the Chinese Science Citation database (CSCD), this article investigates the year-by-year age distribution of scientific and technological personnel publishing in China. It is shown that the "Talent Fault" originating during the Cultural Revolution still exists, and that a new gap resulting from recent brain drain might be developing. The purpose of this work is to provide necessary information about the current situation and especially the existing problems of the S&T workforce in China.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/6244
DOI: 10.1002/asi.20010
ISI #: 000220290800006
ISSN: 1532-2882
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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