China : Railway Patterns and National Goals
Chicago: University of Chicago Department of Geography, 1980.
Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #4764
Library REBIND, library stamps/marks/labels/slip, much UNDERLINING and MARKINGS, otherwise light wear. Crisp copy.; "This study, in which transportation is the center of interest, will attempt to make use of the whole of the unified field theory and will therefore probe both directions toward iconography and space-polity. Yet, although transportation is the center of interest, it is by no means a conventional transportation study. The case of Chinese railway system affords an excellent example for such study primarily because its development has been shaped by three political regimes with apparently different ideologies and aspirations, and has been subjected to foreign political influence until recently. Furthermore, of all modern facilities for inland transportation in China, the railway system is clearly the most important in terms of both freight and passenger movements in spite of its small mileage. Thus some of the more important questions this study seeks to answer are: What have been the characteristics of, and differences in, railway development and railway transportation in Imperial, Nationalist, and Communist China? What have been the socio-political forces working for or against railway construction during these periods? Have there been distinct sets of political aspirations or national goals, and have these been reflected in the political organization of area under different regimes?" ; Chicago University Department of Geography Research Paper, No ; Ex-Library; Vol. 195; 243 pages.