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The Traditional Chinese Iron Industry and Its Modern Fate : Nordic Institute of Asian Studies - Donald B. Wagner

The Traditional Chinese Iron Industry and Its Modern Fate

Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

Paperback Published: 17th June 1997
ISBN: 9780700709519
Number Of Pages: 106

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This book explores the economic history of the traditional Chinese iron industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with particular emphasis on the interactions among technological, economic and geographic factors. The traditional technology of iron production is described together with the ways in which it changed and developed in response to upheavals wrought by foreign competition, war and revolution and by the growth in China of a modern iron industry.
Many of the book's findings are counter-intuitive, and will provide food for thought in the study of Third World industrial development. The author has written widely on the history of science and technology in China, and is currently engaged in writing the volume on ferrous metallurgy for Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China.

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Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
The changing economic geography of the traditional Chinese iron industryp. 4
Traditional Chinese iron production techniquesp. 12
Small-scale ironworks of the mountains of Dabieshanp. 15
Large-scale ironworks in Sichuanp. 29
Crucible smelting in Shanxip. 48
Large- and small-scale ironworks in Guangdongp. 58
Concluding remarksp. 76
Bibliographyp. 80
Indexp. 103
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ISBN: 9780700709519
ISBN-10: 0700709517
Series: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 106
Published: 17th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 15.24  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1