The Historical Development of Shanxi’s Coal Industry as a Case Study



This chapter will adopt a case study format and study railway development in China’s Shanxi coal-bearing region as well as examine the Shenhua coal distribution system, a major coal producer in China based in Shanxi. In addition to academic resources, to obtain an industry perspective, my textual research included reports from Chinese and Taiwanese academics from state research institutions and trade commercial sources. The emergence of Shenhua is the culmination of a long coal developmental history in Shanxi. To examine the historical origins of the rise of Shanxi as a coal-producing region, I conducted research in several libraries in China and gathered data, maps and secondary literature on this subject matter.


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  1. 1.UniSimSingapurSingapore

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