A Great Undertaking: Mechanization and Social Change in a Late Imperial Chinese Coalmining Community

A Great Undertaking: Mechanization and Social Change in a Late Imperial Chinese Coalmining Community

by Jeff Hornibrook

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438456881
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/02/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jeff Hornibrook is Professor of History at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Scratching the Dirt, Digging the Rocks: The Economy and Technology of Late Imperial Era Pingxiang County

2. Relatives, Clansmen, and Neighbors: Local Politics on the Eve of Mechanization

3. Self-Strengthening Up Above and Reorganizing Down Below

4. Irrevocably Remapping the County

5. Mechanization of the Coalmines: Tearing Down and Building Up

6. Social Atomization and Local Resistance: Divergent Desires and Strategies of Elites and Workers

Conclusion: Industrialization in the World’s Countrysides

Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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