In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Professor Jin begins the arduous process of organizing a new discipline: soft technology. We live daily with hard technology: it is the domain of tools, machines and equipment. Professor Jin defines it as the ‘skills, tools and rules that are employed by humans to alter, accommodate and manage nature for human survival and development’. It is about things. It delivers the elements of our material life.
Keywords: Global Technological Change, Hard Technology, Soft Technology