Technology Transfer in China: Selected Papers. Lisbeth A. Levey, ed. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C., 1986.

This publication from the American Association for the Advancement of Science contains several papers presented at a May 1986 symposium entitled Innovations in Technology Transfer: International Comparisons (China, Europe, Japan and the United States). The papers form a somewhat incoherent collection when considered under the topic of technology transfer in China. Their cohesiveness is more apparent under the title of the original symposium.

The paper by Chen Shenyi, vice chairman of the Beijing Center for Ecological Engineering, is the only one that actually examines domestic technology transfer mechanisms in China. Wang Huijiong, executive director of the Research Center for Economic, Technological and Social Development of the State Council in Beijing, provides a comprehensive account of the organization of science and technology in China.

Richard Suttmeier, professor of political science and...

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