Historical Sketches of Railway Development in China

Historical Sketches of Railway Development in China : Selected Rail Journeys in the Central Kingdom

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This book contains interesting snapshots of railway development in China utilizing documents obtained in Hong Kong as well as in mainland China. One unique resource is an unpublished Chinese language manuscript describing the history of Chinese railways by Li Shuming. This manuscript provides some interesting and amusing insights into the "great political game" played by foreign powers as they tried to gain influence through building railways in China, primarily for their own benefit. Against this historical backdrop, the book includes several amusing and informative descriptions of past and present day rail travels in China which also give incisive insights into the life of ordinary Chinese people. Tom Kennedy is a professional transport economist. He has worked in more than 40 countries including multiple trips to China and has a deep passion for railways - their historical development as well as riding trains in some unusual and inhospitable parts of the world. This is his second book; the first described his rail journey in Africa from Cape Town to Cairo.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.81mm | 149.68g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507763425
  • 9781507763421

About T L Kennedy

Tom Kennedy is a professional transport economist. He has worked in more than 40 countries including multiple trips to China and has a deep passion for railways - their historical development as well as riding trains in some unusual and inhospitable parts of the world. This is his second book; the first described his rail journey in Africa from Cape Town to Cairo.show more