MANCHURIA PEOPLE RESOURCE (The Modern Chinese economy)

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Published by Dissertations-G, 1980
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Synopsis: Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII TRADE OF MANCHURIA IHE remarks already made on the subject of climate will have prepared the reader for J- the peculiar conditions under which the trade of these northern latitudes is conducted. With the exception of the extreme south of the Liaotung Peninsula -- Kuan-tung as it is called -- the whole of Manchuria is ice-bound for at least four months of the year, from the middle of November to the middle of March in the south and from the middle of October to the beginning of May in the far north, when all water-borne traffic ceases. The closing and opening of the rivers may be a little earlier or later according to the severity or mildness of the season. At Newchwang, for example, the Liao River, if not actually blocked by the end of November, is dangerous to navigation owing to floating ice, and in the years 1898, 1899, and 1900 it broke up on the 2nd of April, 10th of March, and 23rd of March respectively; in Central Manchuria the Sungari at Kirin closes about the middle of November (on the 15th in 1895) and opens at the beginning of April (on the 2nd in 1896); and the Amur in the extreme north closes in October and opens early in May. Virtually, therefore, navigation in these inland waters closes from four to six months out of the twelve, and all trade during these months has to be carried by land or on the ice. In the centre and north, where there is a heavier snowfall than in the south, sledges are in common use both for passengers and goods; but the merchandise thus transported represents only a fractional part of the total winter traffic of the country. Carts are the railway carriages, trucks, and vans of Manchuria -- small covered carts with two or three animals for passengers and light valuable produce such as opium and silk, and large open ca...

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Title: MANCHURIA PEOPLE RESOURCE (The Modern ...
Publisher: Dissertations-G
Publication Date: 1980
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Edition: New ed of 1904 ed.

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