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The Chinese Coal Industry

An Economic History

By Elspeth Thomson

Routledge – 2004 – 432 pages

Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

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    978-0-7007-1727-9
    November 21st 2002

Description

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.

Reviews

'[A] wealth of information on a vast range of production and consumption issues … Thomson has also done an excellent job of placing the Chinese industry in its wider international context.' - China Quarterly

Author Bio

Elspeth Thomson received her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 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. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

Name: The Chinese Coal Industry: An Economic History (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Elspeth Thomson. 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...
Categories: Asian Studies, Coal & Solid Fuel Industries, Economic History