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"Red Revolution, Green Revolution": Scientific Farming in Socialist China

Sigrid Schmalzer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330150
eISBN:
9780226330297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330297.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1968, the director of USAID coined the term "green revolution" to celebrate the new technological solutions that promised to ease hunger and so forestall the spread of more "red revolutions" ... More


Seeing Like a State Agent

Sigrid Schmalzer

in "Red Revolution, Green Revolution": Scientific Farming in Socialist China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330150
eISBN:
9780226330297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330297.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the roles of local cadres and technicians in China's green revolution. These local "state agents" sat at the hinge of the contradiction between green and red revolutions—between ... More


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