Xiaoxing Jin

Xiaoxing Jin

Visiting Fellow
University of Notre Dame
Xiaoxing Jin
Xiaoxing Jin's specialization is the history of science and medicine in China, evolutionism and Chinese intellectual history. He is working on his book project, Darwin in China, 1870-1935, which demonstrate how the theory of evolution, as an effective vehicle for China’s progressivism, boosted China’s social reform and the conceptual transformation of science itself in a historical period of the decline of traditional civilization and culture and massive political mobilization. Another central focus of this project investigates the communication between Darwinism and Marxism in a Chinese context. The active "appropriation" of Darwinism and that of Marxism in China demonstrate that the "addressee" of knowledge transportation was never part of a submissive "reception" process.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Charles Darwin and Evolutionary Ideas; History of Science in China; History of Chinese Medicine; History of Science and Technology; History of Biology; History of China; Chinese Intellectual History; East Asian Studies
SELECTED SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
“Translation and Transmutation: the Origin in China, give the rest of the title” British Journal for the History of Science (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007087418000808)
“The Transformation of Evolution,” Journal of Peking University (Philosophy and Social Sciences), Vol. 48, No. 5, pp. 24-30
“The Evolution of Evolutionism in China,” under review
"The Arrival of Progressivism in China: from Darwin to Marx," under review

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“The Arrival of Progressivism in China,” 133rd Annual Meeting, American Historical Association, Chicago, IL., January 3-6, 2019
“The Eclipse of Darwinism in China,” 2018 History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA., November 1-4, 2018
“Translation and Transmutation: the Origin in China,” 2017 History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 9-12, 2017

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