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    Review of: Marsh, C., Unparalleled Reforms: China's Rise, Russia's Fall, and the Interdependence of Transition

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    Optical illusion? The growth and development of the Optics Valley of China

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    The ‘cultivated’ nature of the Chinese science parks, against the background of a transitional economy, differentiates them from spontaneous and cooperative Western models, and is a phenomenon deserving close examination. We study the dynamics and features of the so-called Optics Valley of China (OVC) in Hubei, aiming to explore the characteristics of an embryonic local innovation system constructed in a less-favoured region. The results show that institutional factors are the leading forces in a cultivated science park like the OVC. However, along with the shifting focus of the local government, the OVC’s industrial scale has remained small and its industrial chain has remained incomplete. Moreover, the lack of trust and interactions between various components in this innovation system has been highly noticeable. All these features may be seen as warnings to the OVC that a revision of this innovation system is needed in order to avoid the fate of becoming an ‘optical illusion’

    Discussion of Improving the Legal Education of Teenagers and the Legal Literacy of Whole Nation-Starting from a Case of Deforestation and Reclamation in Dingbian County

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    Young people are the future of the motherland, the hope of the nation. The juvenile legal education is of great significance to the promotion of the rule of law literacy of the whole people. The ecological nvironment of Dingbian County province in Shaanxi Province has been seriously damaged by the production and living activities of local residents in recent years. Therefore, it is necessary for the whole society to respect, study, obey and use the law to promote ecological and environmental protection with the rule of law

    Review of: Marsh, C., Unparalleled Reforms: China's Rise, Russia's Fall, and the Interdependence of Transition

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    Knowledge economy challenges for post-developmental state: Tsukuba Science City as in-between place

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    This paper examines the planning) history and current planning challenges facing Tsukuba Science City. Drawing on original empirical material, it suggests that Tsukuba can be seen as an in-between place in three respects. Tsukuba began life as an instance of the international garden-campus-suburb orthodoxy surrounding science spaces, and now falls somewhere in between an independent city and a suburb of greater Tokyo. Tsukuba’s predicament in this regard is intimately related to the broader policy challenges facing Japan as it transitions from a developmental to a post-developmental state. Chief among these challenges is effectively inserting a science city like Tsukuba into an increasingly globalised ‘New Argonaut’ market for skilled labour. I make use of Appadurai’s notion (1996) of ‘scapes’ to interpret Tsukuba as an in-between place but also to highlight the practical challenges of it securing a central position within the global science landscape of modernity

    Wavemaker theories for acoustic-gravity waves over a finite depth

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    Acoustic–gravity waves (hereafter AGWs) in ocean have received much attention recently, mainly with respect to early detection of tsunamis as they travel at near the speed of sound in water which makes them ideal candidates for early detection of tsunamis. While the generation mechanisms of AGWs have been studied from the perspective of vertical oscillations of seafloor and triad wave–wave interaction, in the current study, we are interested in their generation by wave–structure interaction with possible implication to the energy sector. Here, we develop two wavemaker theories to analyse different wave modes generated by impermeable (the classic Havelock’s theory) and porous (porous wavemaker theory) plates in weakly compressible fluids. Slight modification has been made to the porous theory so that, unlike the previous theory, the new solution depends on the geometry of the plate. The expressions for three different types of plates (piston, flap, and delta-function) are introduced. Analytical solutions are also derived for the potential amplitudes of the gravity, acoustic–gravity, evanescent waves, as well as the surface elevation, velocity distribution, and pressure for AGWs. Both theories reduce to previous results for incompressible flow when the compressibility is neglected. We also show numerical examples for AGWs generated in a wave flume as well as in deep ocean. Our current study sets the theoretical background towards remote sensing by AGWs, for optimised deep ocean wave-power harnessing, among others
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