Selected Talks

As requested, some of our past invited presentations are posted below. Should you be interested in more information or in obtaining PDFs that are not listed, please feel free to contact us.

Copyright Issues & Electronic Publishing of Chinese Materials
Presented at EASL 2008, Vienna, September 10-12, 2008

Abstract: Intellectual property has been a complicated issue in China, especially when it comes to electronic materials. Internet tramission laws have been built through litigation. Although digital copyright is acknowledged and protected in the China under its relatively comprehensive domestic laws, regulations and policies, and also by joining the major international conventions on protection of intellectual property rights, in reality, common practices of commercial entities may often find themselves in the gray area that is hard to define or even impossible to define. As a result of the arising awareness of copyright holders, the electronic publishing insdustry in China is reshaping itself at a rather rapid pace as shown by recent incidents.

China Electronic Resources & Electronic Publishing in China
Presented at the Summer Institute of Chinese Librarianship, Seattle, July 30, 2008

Abstract: Introduction of China electronic resources and the general trends of electronic publishing in China

Trends in Chinese chemical research
Presented at ACS Fall 2006, San Francisco, September 10-14, 2006

Abstract: Chinese chemical research is increasingly impacting the world knowledge. Research output in chemistry from China has more than tripled since 1989 and China is the third largest country in chemical research. As of 2005, there are 128 journal titles published in China out of the 1000 journals most frequently cited in Chemical Abstracts. The hottest research areas in China are materials synthesis and characterization, asymmetric catalysed reactions, and structure determination data acquiring. Major trends in chemical engineering include innovative ways to produce clean and reusable energy, the development of prototype molecular electronics devices and nanodevices, computational simulations, investigation of biomolecular recognition and interactions. The trend of Chinese chemical research is clearly aligned to the strategy China is pursuing of using science and technology to serve national goals and to help lead economic growth under the pressure of being the world's most populous country and the second largest energy consumer.


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