Picked up a copy of a map from 1925 the other day entitled The Industrial Penetration of China. It was produced in the
By the wonders of modern science if you click on the image it becomes larger and clearer.
It’s rather confusing though does indicate some interesting facets – the clearly highly important role of Hankow as a centre of ironworks, flour mills and cotton mills and the heavy concentration of electricity plants around Shanghai and eastern China gives a good indication of where people had access to electricity – no wonder the Socony men heroes of Alice Tisdale Hobart’s Oil for the Lamps of China were all sent deep into the hinterland. Wusih (