News: Workshop on Project Theory and Practice of Discipline-based Popular Science Writing held in China Research Institute for Science Popularization
On March 9, 2018, the research group on Theory and Practice of Discipline-based Popular Science Writing convened a workshop to exchange ideas over the conclusion of this project at China Research Institute for Science Popularization, and conducted a mid-term argumentation on the ongoing subjects. Experts and research teams from Tsinghua University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Normal University, China Science and Technology Museum, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and Science China Press attended the workshop, which was presided over by Chen Ling, Director of Popular Science Writing Research Office.
Following the launch of the Project Theory and Practice of Discipline-based Popular Science Writing at the end of 2016, studies on the history of popular science book writing in Physics, Chemistry and Astronomy have unfolded. In 2017, a study on the history of popular science book writing on Chinese medicine was launched. Currently, studies on Physics, Chemistry and Astronomy have basically finished. With popular science book writing as the clue, a comprehensive study and analysis of the stages and characteristics of popular science book writing and typical popular science books on various disciplines has been carried out, based on which the historical backgrounds, and characteristics of writing, etc. at various stages are reflected. Bibliographies of popular science books on various disciplines that have been formed during the studies are of good reference values for researchers and students from the filed of science communication and popular science writing as well as the public interested in various disciplines. In addition, studies on Chinese medicine are also progressing smoothly.
During the workshop, members of the research group exchanged and discussed fully with each other over the further improvement, abstraction and publication of the research results, hoping that the research results can better benefit both the relevant researchers and the public.
In 2018, studies on the history of popular science book writing on one or two disciplines, according to the Project, will proceed. Specifically, Associated Research Fellow Li Honglin is responsible for the Project, the implementation of which is organized by Popular Science Writing Research Office, China Research Institute for Science Popularization.