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The fall of the god of money : opium smoking in nineteenth-century China

Author: Keith McMahon
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cross-cultural study of opium in 19th-century China. It explores early Western observations of opium smoking, the formation of arguments for and against the legalization of opium, the portrayals of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McMahon, Keith.
Fall of the god of money.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2002
(OCoLC)654742704
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith McMahon
ISBN: 0742518027 9780742518025 0742518035 9780742518032
OCLC Number: 48951278
Description: xi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Introduction to "Western Smoke" 1 --
2 A Short History of Opium Smoking in China 33 --
3 Westerners' Intercourse with China 45 --
4 Westerners on Opium and the Chinese 69 --
5 Zhang Changjia's Yanhua, "Opium Talk" (1878) 105 --
6 Eaten by Wild Dogs: Opium in Late Qing Fiction 139 --
7 "Why the Chinese Smoked Opium" 175 --
Appendix Yanhua, "Opium Talk," by Zhang Changjia of Jinshan County, Jiangsu Province 193.
Other Titles: Opium smoking in nineteenth-century China
Responsibility: Keith McMahon.

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Keith McMahon's monograph is a genuine contribution to the late Qing opium discourse, even today often mired in the unreflected condemnation of a complex and sophisticated smoking culture. -- Lars Read more...

 
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