Key Discipline Discipline RESEARCH

Calamity Science

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2014-12-30 12:00

As a specialized branch of science, Calamity Sciencestudies the serial socioeconomic relationshipsin the process calamity prediction, prevention, aftermath handling and reconstruction. Involved with various domains such as economy, politics, culture,sociology, ecology, etc., this discipline ispermeated withotherscientific subjects, thereby to form into such a union of natural sciences and social one. As an emerging discipline, Calamity Sciencehelpscooperatively addressing challenges prior to, amid and post to disasters, with the aim to best protect people’s  life and property, restoresocial orders as quickly as possible and advance concretely the reconstruction, so as to ensurehealthy development of economy and society. In 2011, Calamity Science wasproposed by Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and officially included in the construction of keyscientific disciplines of Sichuan, with the approval by the provincial CPC Committee Propaganda Department. It has such basic discipline characteristics as public character, humanism, scientific nature and comprehensiveness. Such a discipline requires that in the aspect of discipline function, it shall be capable of social practicability and for public emergency, even in need of the mastery and application by common people; in the aspect of discipline value, it should maintain the concept of life-first,thereby to provide capacities of prevention and reduction of natural disasters, homeland protection and restoration and reconstruction after calamity; in the aspect of discipline attribute, it shall be of proactive, predictive and protective abilities as well as such capacities of careful and rigorous preparedness and relief actions, so as to enhance the scientific rationalism by both macro-control and micro-disposal; and in the aspect of discipline construction, it shall be of integrative, systematically integrated thinking ability and scientific methods, to highlight the feature of such a science i.e. the integration of theory and practice.

Research directions: disaster economics, disaster politics, disaster culturology, disaster sociology and disaster ecology.

Research team:

Li Mingquan, Vice-President of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Second-grade Researcher and the chief expert on Calamity Science.

Nan Shan, Researcher at the Seismic Research Center of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences.

Cao Ying, Secretary General and Associate Researcher at the Seismic Research Center of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences.

Zhai Kun, Assistant Researcher at the Earthquake Disaster Research Center of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences.

Du Heng, Assistant Researcher at the Seismic Research Center of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences.

Yan Qian, Intern Researcher at the Seismic Research Center of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences.

 

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