By Tai Wei Lim
This quantity makes a speciality of the subject of strength transitions within the coal mining industries of China and Japan by means of adopting a Sino-Japanese comparative technique in quarter stories to ascertain the reports among the 2 significant East Asian economies. In China, quick industrialization ended in dramatic progress in strength call for and lots more and plenty of this strength call for was once fueled by way of cheap coal power. With turning out to be social matters concerning the atmosphere and an more and more vocal center type in modern China, the gurus and state-owned businesses are learning using coal fuels for its destiny improvement. In Japan, coal used to be additionally a cheap major resource of power for Japan’s early post-war heavy industrialization until eventually it was once progressively changed by way of oil within the Sixties. The oil shocks of the Nineteen Seventies forced Japan to appear for cleanser and less expensive fuels, together with nuclear energy. In those power transitions from coal to grease after which onto non-fossil fuels, the tale of coal energy in either international locations is highlighted during this e-book as a comparative examine. This quantity is an important contribution to the dialogue of China's strength reforms, and required examining for students of weather switch and society.