This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.
Richard P. Appelbaum is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former MacArthur Foundation Chair in Global and International Studies and Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the co-author of Innovation in China: Challenging the Global Science and Technology System.
The answer to this question is fairly simple: Science and technology have been absolutely central to the growth of China. But let me backtrack just a little bit. I think everyone knows that China’s growing economy was largely driven over past decades by China’s role as the world’s factory, where [...]
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