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Industry at the Turn of the Century

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the changes in the kind of business transacted by the merchants of the China Coast. Ernest Deacon's story shows how a family with no money earned in the Far East could climb ... More


The Book of the Machine: A User's Guide

David Ashford

in London Underground: A Cultural Geography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318597
eISBN:
9781846318016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318597.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Early passengers on the London Underground fell victim to what cultural historian Wolfgang Schivelbusch called the psychopathology of the railway carriage, the state of intense silence and isolation ... More


Docks, Railways or Institutions: Competing Images for Mid-Nineteenth-Century Dundee

Rob Duck and Charles McKean

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Dundee became an industrial city during the nineteenth century. Although still dependent on its ever-expanding harbour, it was no longer merely a seaport or entrepôt but a major manufacturing centre, ... More


Business History in Brazil from the mid-nineteenth century to 1945

Colin M. Lewis

in Business History in Latin America: The Experience of Seven Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237235
eISBN:
9781846312700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312700.005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter describes the literature on the history of business in Brazil from the mid–nineteenth century to 1945. It explores the connections between the railways and Argentine governments up to ... More


Treasures of the Forest, the Field and the Mine

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Exploration was the vanguard of commercial development with economic imperatives impelling the opening up of the frontier. The huge influx of immigrants in the nineteenth century put pressure on land ... More


The Engineers’ Revenge, the Age of Kali: Kipling’s Bridges and the End of Jungles

Alan Johnson

in Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reads Kipling's story “The Bridge-Builders” to show how the author's Anglo-Indian perspective inclines him to empathize with the natural environments—represented by talking animals—even ... More


The Utility of Rubble: Rebuilding the City and the Countryside

Toby Lincoln

in Urbanizing China in War and Peace: The Case of Wuxi County

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841003
eISBN:
9780824868017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841003.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter eight describes the rebuilding and continued urbanization of the city and the countryside in Wuxi. Local government revived very quickly after the invasion and despite Japanese oversight, ... More


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