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His academic work on China connected the geography of the eastern seaboard to the Central Asian landmass. Coal and Empire is essential reading for anyone interested in the deep roots of the modern fossil economy. China is the largest producer and consumer of coal in the world, and is also the largest user of coal-derived electricity.

As coal went from a useful commodity to the essential fuel of industrialization, this vast natural resource would prove integral to the struggle for political control of China. Smita Tewari Jassal makes use of those songs to discover how principles of caste, gender, sexuality, exertions, and tool should be reinforced, wondered, and fine-tuned via tune.

Shulman is an assistant professor

Net Administrator administrator eh. These chapters might be of interest to readers in the field of intellectual history. Both facilitated the state management and legal regulation of natural resources in China. His fast paced and wide-ranging work recounts a number of fascinating episodes central to nineteenth-century American history through the lens of energy needs. During the late Qing period, control over natural resources became a symbol of sovereignty against foreign encroachment.

Of course, everyone fascinated by coal will find it is worthwhile reading. Meticulously researched and expertly written, it attempts to show how an energy fuel, in this instance coal, became an integral part of United States national security in the nineteenth century. In the late nineteenth century both foreign powers and the Chinese viewed control over mineral resources as the key to modernization and industrialization.

It is the product of someone who is such a gifted writer. Shulman is an assistant professor of history at Case Western Reserve University. Yet his enduring legacy in China remains his observations of Chinese mines and estimates of Chinese mineral potential. It is particularly appealing that each chapter can be read independently.