Intoxicating Manchuria: Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast (Contemporary Chinese Studies)

Intoxicating Manchuria: Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast (Contemporary Chinese Studies)

By: Norman Smith (author)Hardback

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Intoxicating Manchuria is written for students and scholars of Chinese, Japanese, and Manchurian cultural history. Its engaging, readable style will appeal to anyone interested in colonial studies, addiction, and twentieth-century China.

About Author

Norman Smith is an associate professor in the History Department of the University of Guelph. He is the author of Resisting Manchukuo: Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation and co-editor of Beyond Suffering: Recounting War in Modern China.

Contents

Introduction 1 Alcohol and Opium in China 2 Manchurian Context 3 Evaluating Alcohol 4 Selling Alcohol, Selling Modernity 5 Writing Intoxicant Consumption 6 The Hostess Scare 7 Reasoning Addiction, Taking the Cures 8 The Opium Monopoly's "Interesting Discussion" Conclusion Glossary Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774824286
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780774824286
  • weight: 580
  • ISBN10: 077482428X

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