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Although it remained an administrative centre and the provincial capital of Kirin, it
became one of the principal centres for industrial expansion in Northeast China.
Previously industry had been largely confined to small plants engaged in food ...
The chemical industry began to develop to a significant extent during the second
decade of the present century. There are two distinct ancestral lines of this
industry as it is today, notably that originating in the chemical industries of
The monastery brought trade and prosperity to the town, and by the mid- 15th
century Coventry was an important centre of the woolen-textile industry,
especially noted for thread but having a variety of other crafts. In the 18th century
silk ribbon ...
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