An, Yanming

Engineering, Development and Philosophy: American, Chinese and European Perspectives. Edited by Steen H. Christensen, Carl Mitcham, Bocong Li, and Yanming An. Springer, 2012

This inclusive, cross-cultural study rethinks the nexus between engineering, development, and culture. It offers diverse commentary from a range of disciplinary perspectives on how the philosophies of today’s cultural triumvirate—American, European and Chinese—are shaped and given nuance by the cross-fertilization of engineering and development. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences as well as engineers themselves reflect on key questions that arise in this relational context, such as how international development work affects the professional views, identities, practice and ethics of engineers.

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