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eBook The Chinese Coal Industry: An Economic History (Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy) ePub

by Elspeth Thomson

  • ISBN: 0700717277
  • Category: Industries
  • Subcategory: Perfomance and Work
  • Author: Elspeth Thomson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 27, 2002)
  • Pages: 432
  • ePub book: 1731 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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This book examines the changes in the structure and operation of the Chinese coal industry from the mid-19th century to the . Elspeth Thomson received her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Although the focus is on the economics of the industry, the book also provides many insights into China's socio-political development. Her main interests pertain to infrastructure development in China, particularly the energy sector. She has taught courses on the economies of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Asian countries at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver and Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

Chinese Coal Industry - An Economic History (Routledgecurzon Studies on the Chinese Economy, 2). Elspeth Thomson. Download (pdf, . 9 Mb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

The coal industry has been and continues to be of critical importance for China's economic modernization.

that by the year 1,000 this activity could be called an industry. Although the focus is on the economics of the industry, the book also provides many insights into China's socio-political development.

5Elspeth Thomson’s book can be read with two complementary perspectives in mind

5Elspeth Thomson’s book can be read with two complementary perspectives in mind. On the one hand, it provides a very detailed and encyclopaedic insight into the political, organisational and economic aspects of the production, treatment, transportation and consumption of coal in the People’s Republic of China. Given the central role of the coal industry in China’s energy sector, and the attention that coal mines continue to attract because of the occurrence of serious accidents, Thomson’s book appears to be essential reading for foreign investors and reporters.

412 p. - (RoutledgeCurzon studies on the Chinese economy; vo. ). 27 Soviet central planning applied to the Chinese coal industry. 27 Socialism with Chinese characteristics: Mao's frustration with central planning

412 p. List of illustrations. vii Some explanatory notes. xiii Acknowledgements. 27 Socialism with Chinese characteristics: Mao's frustration with central planning. 35. 3 Economic assessment of the industry on the eve of the reform and opening up programme.

The economic history of China is covered in the following articles: Economic history of China before 1912, the economic history of China during the ancient China and imperial China.

The economic history of China is covered in the following articles: Economic history of China before 1912, the economic history of China during the ancient China and imperial China, before the establishment of the Republic of China in 1912. Economy of the Han dynasty (202 BC – AD 220). Economy of the Song dynasty (960–1279). Economy of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).

The performance of the Chinese coal industry in the 20th century is undeniably important given the pivotal role played by coal as a source of energy for Chinese industry and consumers alike until very recently. Was the coal industry a binding constraint on Chinese economic growth across the 1949 divide? And if so, can we identify some form of managerial failure as its root cause? The answer offered by Tim Wright, in his well-known Coal Mining in China's Economy and Society 1895–1937 (1984), is that the coal shortages did not constrain pre-war economic growth.

The coal industry has been and continues to be of critical importance for China's economic modernization. With its huge labour force, country-wide infrastructure, and vital strategic importance for the economy, the industry presents special problems for reformers, and epitomises the problems of reform in the state industrial sector as a whole. This book examines the changes in the structure and operation of the Chinese coal industry from the mid-19th century to the present, concentrating on the years of reform. Although the focus is on the economics of the industry, the book also provides many insights into China's socio-political development.