Knowledge flow in China’s humanities and social sciences

  title={Knowledge flow in China’s humanities and social sciences},
  author={Meijun Liu and Xiao Hu and Jiang Li},
  journal={Quality \& Quantity},
Despite fruitful studies on knowledge flow and interdisciplinarity, there are few investigations on knowledge flow in humanities and social sciences (HSS) and how knowledge from science and technology diffuses to HSS sub-disciplines. Based on Chinese and English articles in HSS, this study explored knowledge flow in China’s HSS with an analysis of Chinese and English publications from 1998 to 2014. Findings include: (1) the interdisciplinarity degree of knowledge absorption in social sciences… 

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