Decolonizing Science in Asia

  title={Decolonizing Science in Asia},
  author={Prakash Kumar and Projit Bihari Mukharji and Amit Prasad},
  journal={Verge: Studies in Global Asias},
  pages={24 - 43}

“Mr. Science”, May Fourth, and the Global History of Science

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  • Economics
    East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
  • 2022
Abstract This paper argues that Mr. Science and the May 4th Movement was a significant chapter in the global history of science. To contextualize the story better, I will adopt three broad

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  • G. Prakash
  • Art, History
    Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1990
To ask how the “third world writes its own history” appears, at first glance, to be exceedingly naive. At best, it reaffirms the East–West and Orient–Occident oppositions that have shaped historical