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The Resource The Development of Railway Technology in East Asia in Comparative Perspective

The Development of Railway Technology in East Asia in Comparative Perspective

The Development of Railway Technology in East Asia in Comparative Perspective
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  • Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Introduction -- Abstract -- References -- 2 Railway Engineers of the Japanese Empire and the Significance of Collaborative R&D Activities -- Abstract -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Engineers of the Ministry of Railways, South Manchuria Railway, and Colonial Government Railways -- 2.2.1 Bureau of Manufacturing Within the Ministry of Railways -- 2.2.2 JNR Research Institute of Railway Technology -- 2.2.3 Manufacturing Division of South Manchuria Railway Company and Its Research Institute of Railway Technology -- 2.2.4 Colonial Government Railways: Taiwan and Korea -- 2.3 Collaborative Research and Institutionalized Interactions Within Organizations -- 2.3.1 Conference on Rolling Stock -- 2.3.2 Technical Committee on Rolling Stock -- 2.3.3 Study Group on Factory Practices -- 2.4 Conclusion: Collaborative Research Project as a Measure for Technological Catching up -- References -- 3 Diversification and Convergence: The Development of Locomotive Technology in Meiji Japan -- Abstract -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Transfer of Technology -- 3.3 Technological Independence and Diversification -- 3.3.1 Technological Independence of the Imperial Government Railways -- 3.3.2 Acquisition of Locomotive Technology by Private Railways -- 3.3.3 Diversification of Locomotives -- 3.4 Convergence of Technology -- 3.4.1 Starting Points for Standardization -- 3.4.2 Nationalization and Convergence of Locomotive Technology -- 3.5 Development of Original Japanese Technology -- 3.5.1 Seeking Models for Domestic Production -- 3.5.2 Toward Domestic Manufacture of Locomotives -- 3.6 Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 4 Railway Technology of South Manchuria Railway and Workers in China -- Abstract -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Establishment of the SMR and Introduction of New Technology
  • 4.3 Technology Accumulation and Self-development -- 4.4 Management of All Manchurian Railways and Technology Diffusion -- 4.5 Wartime Type of Technology and Its Post-war Historical Limits -- 4.6 Conclusion -- References -- 5 Innovation in Power Sources for Taiwan's Railways in the Period of US Aid (1950-1965) -- Abstract -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 US-Aid Operation and TRA Development -- 5.2.1 Roles of American Consulting Companies and TRA American Advisors -- 5.2.2 American and Japanese Railway Fact-Finding Delegation in 1953 -- 5.2.3 US Aid and TRA Development -- 5.3 The Partial Dieselization Policy and Its Forerunner Policies: Diesel-Powered Cars -- 5.3.1 From the Argument Regarding Dieselization and Electrification to Partial Dieselization Policy -- 5.3.2 Dieselization Harbinger-Diesel-Powered Cars -- 5.4 The Innovation of Locomotives -- 5.4.1 From Maintenance to Expansion -- 5.4.2 Diesel-Powered Locomotive Procurement -- 5.4.3 Power Source Innovation Synergy -- 5.5 Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 6 A Comparison of Railway Nationalization Between Two Empires: Germany and Japan -- Abstract -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Unifying Railways in Germany Before the First World War: From the Setback of Nationalization by Bismarck Until the Centralization of the Prussian Railway Administrative Organization -- 6.2.1 Failure of the Imperial Railway Bureau (Reichseisenbahnamt [REA]) in the 1870s -- 6.2.2 Establishment of the Prussian Railway Central Bureau (Das Eisenbahnzentralamt -- [EZA]) at the Turn of the Century -- 6.3 Unifying Railways in Germany Before the First World War (2) -- Stagnation of Bilateral Negotiations and Particularism (Partikularismus) -- 6.3.1 Bilateral Negotiations Between German State Railways After the 1880s -- 6.3.2 Intention of Each Regional State and Actual State of Their Particularism
  • 6.4 Failure of Nationalization in the German Empire-A Comparison with the Japanese Case -- 6.5 Preliminary Conclusive Remarks -- References -- Index
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