Special Collection 2021

Rereading China: Science Walks on Two Legs

A Critical Edition of an SftP Classic

Note from the Editors

We invite readers to continue the conversation by sharing their thoughts after the critical rereading of China: Science Walking on Two Legs. Please send letters to the editor by emailing magazine@scienceforthepeople.org.


In 1973, Science for the People traveled to socialist China to see what science could be in a revolutionary society. Over the course of one month, the delegates visited farms, factories, laboratories, campuses, hospitals, communes, and...

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