Oil for the Lamps of China -Beijing's 21st-Century Search for Energy

Oil for the Lamps of China -Beijing's 21st-Century Search for Energy

by Bernard Cole


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In 1933, Alice Tisdale Hobart, wife of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey manager in Nanking, published Oil for the Lamps of China.1 Hobart had traveled widely in China and proved to be a very observant imperialist. Her fictional account of her experiences, not surprisingly, focused on the role played by Western businessmen, especially those engaged in importing and selling petroleum products. One thread that runs through her work is Chinese dependence on foreign sources of energy supplies, which remains the case today. This dependence on foreign- controlled sources means that Beijing's efforts to ensure the availability of energy resources adequate to fuel the nation's economic growth have important national security implications.

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ISBN-13: 9781478215226
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2012
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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