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.
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.
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