Transfer of Telegraph Technology to China: The Role of The Great northern Telegraph Company 1870-1890

Erik Baark

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    This report examines the historical events surrounding the introduction of telegraph technology in China by the Danish Great Northern Telegraph Company. It describes the influence of Great Northern on diplomatic relations between Denmark and China during the decades of the 1870s and 1880s, and the contributions in terms of the establishment of telegraph schools and development of a Chinese telegraph code that this company made as part of the technology transfer process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLyngby
    PublisherDepartment of Technology and Social Sciences, DTU
    Number of pages43
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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