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Modern China and Opium

A Reader

by Alan Thomas Baumler

  • 153 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by University of Michigan Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cultural studies,
  • Drug addiction & substance abuse,
  • Sociology,
  • History - General History,
  • Social Science,
  • China,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Asia - China,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Social Science / Ethnic Studies,
  • Opium abuse

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7632830M
    ISBN 100472067680
    ISBN 109780472067688

      The book was introduced last month in Hong Kong, a city whose modern history began when it was handed to Britain after China’s defeat in the first Opium .   China's transformation in the last few decades has been perhaps the most remarkable - and most controversial - development in modern history. Barely a century removed from the struggling and outdated Qing Empire, China has managed to reinvent itself on an unprecedented scale: from Empire, to Communist state, to hybrid capitalist superpower. Yet the full implications of China's rapid .

      Opium Wars, two armed conflicts in China in the midth century between the forces of Western countries and of the Qing dynasty, which ruled China from to /The first Opium War (–42) was fought between China and Britain, and the second Opium War (–60), also known as the Arrow War or the Anglo-French War in China, was fought by Britain and France against China.   After China declared a war on drugs in , confiscating well over 1, tons of opium from dealers — mostly British — in Canton (modern Guangzhou), the .

    Buy The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of Modern China by Professor Julia Lovell online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $ opium, substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Opium varies in color from yellow to dark brown and has a characteristic odor and a bitter taste. Its chief active principle is the alkaloid morphine, a narcotic.


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Modern China and Opium by Alan Thomas Baumler Download PDF EPUB FB2

By presenting a selection of original source readings from the Qing dynasty, the Republic, and the Communist government, this book makes comprehensible the many debates among Chinese involving opium in the modern period. The readings are drawn from a variety of sources including memoirs, diplomatic reports, and : Paperback.

The book successfully captures the salient presence of opium in modern Chinese history for common Chinese people and their leaders, as well as foreign merchants and their governments.

It offers the student reader a variety of entry points into this most vexing and fascinating subject.". By presenting a selection of original source readings from the Qing dynasty, the Republic, and the Communist government, this book makes comprehensible the many debates among Chinese involving opium in the modern period.

The readings are drawn from a variety of sources including memoirs, diplomatic reports, and : $ By presenting a selection of original source readings from the Qing dynasty, the Republic, and the Communist government, this book makes comprehensible the many debates among Chinese. In thes India increased its supply of opium to China who tried to stop it but the East India company sent more and more this resulted in the first opmium war ().China lost and had to open 5 treaty ports and give Hong Kong to Britain/5(96).

Rich in tragicomedy, The Opium War explores the disastrous British foreign-relations move that became a founding myth of modern Chinese nationalism, and depicts China’s heroic struggle against Western conspiracy.

Julia Lovell examines the causes and consequences of the Opium War, interweaving tales of the opium pushers and by: In her book she argues that the Opium war is the "founding episode of modern Chinese nationalism" (which is the standard term Modern China and Opium book reserved to describe Chinese people's love for /5.

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of Modern China expounds in great detail upon the myriad causes and results of the 19th-century Opium Wars. The book is primarily a blow-by-blow. Find books like The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of Modern China from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked T. Britain and France waged a second Opium War against China from to China’s current leader, Xi Jinping, alludes to the era in his call for a “China Dream” of national rejuvenation.

By presenting a selection of original source readings from the Qing dynasty, the Republic, and the Communist government, this book makes comprehensible the many debates among Chinese involving opium in the modern period. The readings are drawn from a variety of sources including memoirs, diplomatic reports, and journals.

Reading 6. Opium and the New China 63 Reading 7. The Guangxu Emperor’s Edict on Opium 66 Reading 8. The New Policies in Action 72 Reading 9.

Opium and Imperialism 87 Reading The Chen Family Opium Den 99 Reading Opium and Warlordism: Huang Shaoxiong Reading Sun Yat-sen on Opium, Reading The Anti-Opium. Imports of opium into China stood at chests annually inwhen the first anti-opium edict was promulgated.

By the time Chinese authorities reissued the prohibition in starker terms inthe figure had leaped; 4, chests were imported in the year The decade of the s witnessed a rapid rise in opium trade, and byjust before the First Opium War, it had climbed to. In the museum's narrative, China's modern period of history opens with the opium war, the original sin of western imperialism in East Asia that forced China to open itself to a century of.

Rich in tragicomedy, The Opium War explores the disastrous British foreign-relations move that became a founding myth of modern Chinese nationalism, and depicts China’s heroic struggle against Western : ABRAMS. The history of opium is a major theme in modern Chinese history.

Books and academic careers have been devoted to its study. Yet the question that scholars of the opium wars and of modern China have failed to ask is how the demand for opium was generated. My puzzle, during the initial stage of research, was who smoked opium and by: In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of and between Britain and China are recounted for the first time through the eyes of the Chinese as well as the Imperial West.

Opium entered China during the Middle Ages when Arab Cited by:   Julia Lovell teaches modern Chinese history at Birkbeck College, University of London.

She is the author of The Opium War: Drugs, Drama And The Making Of China, The Great Wall: China Against the World and The Politics of Cultural Capital: China’s Quest for a Nobel Prize in Literature and writes on China for the Guardian, Independent and The Times Literary Supplement/5(91).

As China reclaims its position as a world power, Imperial Twilight looks back to tell the story of the country's last age of ascendance and how it came to an end in the nineteenth-century Opium War.

When Britain launched its first war on China inpushed into hostilities by profiteering drug merchants and free-trade interests, it sealed the fate of what had long been/5. The Opium Wars of and between Qing-dynasty China and Britain are a perfect case study of the international divergence of opinion that the Empire continues to generate.

In China the conflicts – the first between it and a western nation – are a national wound: the start of a western conspiracy to destroy China with drugs and.

The author’s attempt to bring the subject of the opium war up to date in the context of modern China is stretched, and reflects a superficial understanding of recent Chinese history. For a reader who is interested in the subject, there are better books on the market.

There was a problem loading comments right now. Please try again later/5.Stephen R. Platt reviews "The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of Modern China," by Julia Lovell.After China's defeat in the Opium War ofthinkers tried to understand what made the West so strong and how China could best respond.

This unit traces the debates about reform from the mid-nineteenth into the early twentieth century, as arguments for .