China's Quest for Self-Reliance in Oil: The Story of Fushun, Yumen, and Daqing

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Lim (East Asian studies, National U. of Singapore) looks at how the equipment, infrastructure, and trained labor force of the Fushun oil shale industry, developed in Japanese occupied Manchuria during the 1930s, and the Yumen oil field in Western China contributed to China's efforts to discover and exploit the Daqing oil field in Northeast China. He ends the story in 1963 when the country declared oil self-reliance. Annotation 2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Dr. Tai-Wei Lim is a Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS). He has a law degree (LLB Hons)from University of London, First class honors degree in Japanese Studies (with a Merit in Political Science) fromNUS, obtained his first MA in NUS and obtained his second MA and Ph.D. degree at the Cornell University of New York. He has worked as titor, teaching assistant and Asst Professor in Singapore, New York and New Jersey.

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"... casts new light on [the Chinese oil industry's] history, thus giving a well-rounded perspective of all the players in what is a most secretive and fascinating sector." - Prof. Tan Hsien-Li Teresa National University of Singapore "... excellent for students and scholars studying China's modern history, economy, and international relations." - Prof. Sachiko Komatata Gregorian Court University"

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