Lightning Wires: The Telegraph and China's Technological Modernization 1860-1890

Erik Baark

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    This book examines the transfer of telegraph technology to China in the late nineteenth century. It shows how the initial Chinese rejection of the telegraph as an "inconvenient technology" contributed to violent conflicts between foreigners and the
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWestport, Conneticut
    Number of pages216
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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