Chinese Science and the ‘Nobel Prize Complex’
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- Cao, C. Minerva (2004) 42: 151. doi:10.1023/B:MINE.0000030020.28625.7e
China's scientists have so far failed to win a Nobel Prize. Political interference, certain aspects of cultural heritage, and a problematic value system have arguably been major contributing factors. This essay examines the ways in which these factors have operated, and discusses why there is a growing ‘Nobel Prize mania’ in China today.