Global Technological Change (Book)

From Hard Technology to Soft Technology - Second Edition

This updated second edition of Global Technological Change reconsiders how we make and use technology in the twenty-first century. With human-centred 'soft technology' driving machine-based 'hard technology' in ever more complex ways, Zhouying Jin provides an understanding of the human dimension of technological advancement. Through a theoretical framework that incorporates elements of both Eastern and Western philosophy, she offers insight into the dynamic between the two as it relates to a variety of technological innovation. More relevant than ever, Global Technological Change continues to challenge assumptions about technology and the gap between the developed and developing countries in the twenty-first century.


Zhouying Jin is a senior researcher and professor at the Institute of Quanti-Economics and Techno-Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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