China Research Institute for Science Popularization
China Research Institute for Science Popularization

86 Xueyuan Nanlu, Haidian Dictrict Beijing, 100081, China


86 10-62172749

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China Research Institute for Science Popularization (CRISP) was authorized to take form by the State Council in 1980. The proposal for such an institute was initiated by Mr. Gao Shiqi, the famous Chinese scientist and science writer. Subordinate to the China Association for Science and Technology, CRISP now stands as a unique national institution dealing specially with studies on science and technology communication. It has been chaired in due succession by Gao Shiqi, Zhang Daoyi, Yuan Zhengguang, and Ju Yunfeng.

Being a research establishment on state level, CRISP devotes itself to fundamental science affair studies and pursues its goal in the interest of public good. Its principal objects emphasize: both theoretical and applicable researches in regard of science popularization, researches on science writing, popular science works and science writers as well as parallel studies of equals concerned between China and other countries.

During the past years, CRISP has been developing a series of facts-finding research projects, such as "science and technology communication and its contents, channels, target audience and mechanics", "survey, monitor and explication of public science literacy", "investigation and theoretical study on cultivation of juvenile creativity", "science writing and science writers both within and outside China", "theoretical study on informal science and technology education", "investigation on science and technology weight in mass media", "evaluation theory and methodology on science popularization performances". The results are fruitful and have served the relevant departments of the government beneficially in making policies regarding science popularization.

CRISP possesses a structure supported by several professional divisions. They are Divisions for: Science Popularization Engagement, Foreign Science Popularization Research, Science Writing and Intelligence Cultivation, and Administrative Office. The outputs include: a bi-monthly "Science Popularization Research", annual "Science Popularization Report of China", "Report on Survey of Public Science Literacy in China", "Report on Investigation of Juvenile Creativity Ability". Its web-site writes as

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