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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
History of the Opium Problem : The Assault on the East, ca. 1600 - 1950.
Leiden : BRILL, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Notes:||Malaysia (Melaka, Malacca) and Singapore.|
|Description:||1 online resource (xxvi, 824 pages) : illustrations, maps.|
|Contents:||PREFACE; PREFACE; Acknowledgements; Acknowledgements; LIST of ILLUSTRATIONS, TABLES, FIGURES and MAPS; LIST of ILLUSTRATIONS, TABLES, FIGURES and MAPS; ILLUSTRATIONS; PART ONE THE OPIUM PROBLEM; INTRODUCTION; THE POLITICS OF GUILT; THE "ORIGINAL SIN"; CONCLUSIONs; PART TWO THE BRITISH ASSAULT; the actual sins; A Private English Asian Trading Company; Opium on a List; A Moral Question; TEA FOR OPIUM Vice Versa; An Analysis from Within; The Bullion Game; The Decision; Opium Shipping; Opium Smuggling; Opium Corruption; Religion as Opium; Opium Banking in a Crown Colony; Exorbitant Opium Revenues. On the Chinese SideINDIAN PROFITS; Monopoly Opium Production; Monopoly Smuggling; A Western Competitor; Narco-business Revenues; THE INVENTION OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM PROBLEM; Questions; An English Home Market for Drugs; The Creation of the English Opium Problem; A FIRST REFLECTION; PART THREE THE DUTCH ASSAULT; PORTUGUESE LESSONS; Portuguese Elite versus Portuguese Folk; Arab Trade in Peace; On the Malabar Coast; What Did the Dutch Learn about Opium from the Portuguese?; PEPPER FOR OPIUM VICE VERSA; THE BENGAL SCENE; The Dutch Connection; Mughal Production and Consumption. THE "VIOLENT OPIUM COMPANY" (VOC) IN THE EASTA "Heart of Darkness" avant la lettre; The Dutch Opium Image; Laudanum Paracelsi; The Sailor's Health; The Asiatic Opium Image of the Dutch; Double Dutch Violence; Monopoly Wars; Empire Building; The Banda Case and all that; Other 17th-century Violence; Continuous Dutch Violence; Dutch Opium Trade: General Questions; The Indigenous Producers; Opium Consumption in the East Indies; THE AMPHIOEN SOCIETY AND THE END OF THE VOC; A Brilliant Economist?; The AS Performance; THE CHINESE, THE VOC AND THE OPIUM; Murder in Batavia; Birth of a Chinese Hate? Chinese as VictimsChinese and Early Opium Trade; FROM TRADE MONOPOLY INTO NARCO-STATE MONOPOLY; A Transformation from Private into Public Interest; The Four Van Hogendorps as Opium Dealers; The Birth of a Narco-military State; TIN FOR OPIUM, OPIUM FOR TIN?; The Opium Business of Billiton; PUBLIC ADVENTURES OF A PRIVATE STATE WITHIN THE STATE; A Royal Opium Dealer; The State within the (Colonial) State; THE OPIUM REGIME OF THE DUTCH (COLONIAL) STATE,1850-1940; The Outer Districts; The Bali Case; The Opiumregie; The Dutch Cocaine Industry; Legal Hypocrisy; A Double Dutch End; PROFITS. The Opium FarmerThe Colonial State as Farmer; REFLECTIONS; PART FOUR THE FRENCH ASSAULT; OPIUM IN AND FOR LA DOUCE FRANCE; Parisian Fumes; The French Pharmaceutical Scene; Drugs from abroad; THE FRENCH COLONIAL SCENE IN SOUTHE AST ASIA; The Beginning of a Disaster; The French Opium Performance; Revenue Farming; The Opiumregie; The French Concession in Shanghai; The End of a Disaster; THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN CONTEXT; Introduction; From "Golden Triangle" to "Bloody Quadrangle"; The Tribal Scene; The Shan State; The Hmong tribe; Consumption Pattern; Myanmar (Burma); Thailand (Siam).|
|Series Title:||Sinica Leidensia, v. 105.|
|Responsibility:||by Hans Derks.|
This monumental volume clearly and comprehensively traces the evolution of "the opium problem" from 1600 throughout eastern Asia, with full attention to Europe and North America when they are