This article discusses some problems on the boundary of science communication in China, and also,defines a new boundary according to some characters of science communication recently. So far away from the center of science, the situation on the boundary is quite different. On the other hand, this study is not as the study about the boundary of science as well, for science and science communication are totally different topics. Science has long been the way that people deal with nature, yet science communication is related to the field of humanities. It must care about this relationship and even build on the relationship between the two to obtain the effect they want. As a result, the boundary of science is certainly complex, not as one always think. And it is worth studying, because standing in this field, it is hard to us to get the identification: whether something is science communication or not. However, What I have to emphasize is that before we gain enough achievements in examples’ research, we can never imagine any regular about the boundary, we need amount of evidence. In this article, I tried to give some examples which are really on the boundary of science communication. At least I consider the situation in China is like this, and some of such examples also suit to some other countries. I believe thanks to the influence of culture, each race or culture owner must have their characteristic boundary of science communication. At the end of the article, I gave some example in detail to show some character from them. From those examples of Chinese seal-cutting, I hope to show the flexibility of science communication clearly. Furthermore I think it can support my conclusion about the boundary of science communication: its appearance is not the filament, but the glow.

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Thoughts on problems on the boundary of science communication
From several examples in China

Xiang Li   China Research Institute for Science Popularization

This article discusses some problems on the boundary of science communication in China, and also,defines a new boundary according to some characters of science communication recently. So far away from the center of science, the situation on the boundary is quite different. On the other hand, this study is not as the study about the boundary of science as well, for science and science communication are totally different topics. Science has long been the way that people deal with nature, yet science communication is related to the field of humanities. It must care about this relationship and even build on the relationship between the two to obtain the effect they want. As a result, the boundary of science is certainly complex, not as one always think. And it is worth studying, because standing in this field, it is hard to us to get the identification: whether something is science communication or not. However, What I have to emphasize is that before we gain enough achievements in examples’ research, we can never imagine any regular about the boundary, we need amount of evidence. In this article, I tried to give some examples which are really on the boundary of science communication. At least I consider the situation in China is like this, and some of such examples also suit to some other countries. I believe thanks to the influence of culture, each race or culture owner must have their characteristic boundary of science communication. At the end of the article, I gave some example in detail to show some character from them. From those examples of Chinese seal-cutting, I hope to show the flexibility of science communication clearly. Furthermore I think it can support my conclusion about the boundary of science communication: its appearance is not the filament, but the glow.

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